Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:795–800 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1556-5 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Prescribing error at hospital discharge: a retrospective review of medication information in an Irish hospital 1,2 3 3 4 1 • • • • • M. Michaelson E. Walsh C. P. Bradley P. McCague R. Owens 1,5 L. J. Sahm Received: 15 September 2016 / Accepted: 11 January 2017 / Published online: 30 January 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract More than 1 in 5 patients (21.9%) received a prescription Background Prescribing error may result in adverse clini- containing a drug interaction. Part 2: 175 discrepancies cal outcomes leading to increased patient morbidity, mor- were identiﬁed across all sources of medication informa- tality and increased economic burden. Many errors occur tion; of which 78 were deemed unintentional. Of these: during transitional care as patients move between different 10.2% (n = 8) occurred at the point of admission, whereby stages and settings of care. 76.9% (n = 60) occurred at the point of discharge. Aim To conduct a review of medication information and Conclusions The study identiﬁed the time of discharge as a identify prescribing error among an adult population in an point at which prescribing errors
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Published: Jan 30, 2017
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