Unverified patient-reported error: a false alarm can have real consequences.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 20, 2014;19:1-3.
Reviewing an incident involving a patient who reported an error with home infusion of chemotherapy which was later determined to be a false alarm, this newsletter article outlines actions that could have been taken to prevent wasted resources and anxiety for the patient and health care providers.
Medication errors involving oral chemotherapy.
Weingart SN, Toro J, Spencer J, et al. Cancer. 2010;116:2455-2464.
Patient safety incidents in hospice care: observations from interdisciplinary case conferences.
Oliver DP, Demiris G, Wittenberg-Lyles E, Gage A, Dewsnap-Dreisinger ML, Luetkemeyer J. J Palliat Med. 2013;16:1561-1567.
Patient- and family-centered care: error disclosure and investigation.
Connor M, Wayman KI, Garcia C, Fischer PR; Consortium for Maximizing Family-Centered Care. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. September/October 2014;11:36,38-40,42.
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