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J Nurs Adm. 1997 Dec;27(12):19-26.

Failure mode and effects analysis. An interdisciplinary way to analyze and reduce medication errors.

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Oakwood Hospital, Beyer Center, Ypsilanti, MI, USA. cefletch@umich.edu

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Medication errors are of interest both as an indication of quality of nursing care and as a measure of cost control. Developed for use in high-risk industries, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis used as an interdisciplinary approach in healthcare offers a comprehensive, individualized way to analyze and lessen medication errors in any institution.

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