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Crit Care Clin. 2006 Apr;22(2):273-90, vi.

Principles and practices of medication safety in the ICU.

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  • 1School of Pharmacy, Center for Pharmacoinformatics and Outcomes Research, University of Pittsburgh, 918 Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. kanesl@upmc.edu

Abstract

Medication errors are a significant public health problem in United States hospitals. Patients in the ICU are at particular risk for medication errors because of the characteristics of an ICU and the nature of its patients. This article reviews the principles of medication safety and applies these principles to the ICU, and suggests safe practices to improve medication safety in the ICU.

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