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J Nurs Care Qual. 2000 Apr;14(3):13-27.

A systems approach to medication error reduction.

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East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, Louisiana, USA.

Abstract

An interdisciplinary process for the reduction of medication errors was implemented at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The Medication Administration Review and Safety Committee expanded the error reporting system with a comprehensive concurrent chart review process. Safe administration of medications through a systems approach has led to a reduction of documentation deficiencies, a new follow-up process, and an increase in reported errors.

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