Opioids for chronic noncancer pain: a position paper of the American Academy of Neurology.
Franklin GM. Neurology. 2014;83:1277-1284.
Risk associated with the opioid use has been identified as a growing patient safety concern in the United States. This position paper describes why this problem is emerging, reviews evidence and policy to guide safe opioid prescribing for pain management, and includes recommendations for neurologists to reduce the likelihood of adverse events involving these high-risk medications, such as improved prescription monitoring.
The safety of hospital stroke care.
Holloway RG, Tuttle D, Baird T, Skelton WK. Neurology. 2007;68:550-555.
ISMP medication error report analysis.
Cohen MR. Hosp Pharm. 2009;44:654-657.
Medication error reporting in nursing homes: identifying targets for patient safety improvement.
Greene SB, Williams CE, Pierson S, Hansen RA, Carey TS. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:218-222.
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Medication errors in acute cardiovascular and stroke patients. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Michaels AD, Spinler SA, Leeper B, et al; American Heart Association Acute Cardiac Care Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative, and Resuscitation, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Stroke Council. Circulation. 2010;121:1664-1682.