More than just crushing: a prospective pre-post intervention study to reduce drug preparation errors in patients with feeding tubes.
Lohmann K, Gartner D, Kurze R, et al. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2015;40:220-225.
Crushing pills or capsules is sometimes necessary when a patient is not capable of swallowing normally, but this can also be a source of medication errors. This study, conducted in a university hospital in Germany, demonstrated a significant reduction in inappropriate crushing of medications after an intensive educational program.
The effect of medication reconciliation in elderly patients at hospital discharge.
Midlöv P, Bahrani L, Seyfali M, Höglund P, Rickhag E, Eriksson T. Int J Clin Pharm. 2012;34:113-119.
Effect of medication reconciliation at hospital admission on medication discrepancies during hospitalization and at discharge for geriatric patients.
Cornu P, Steurbaut S, Leysen T, et al. Ann Pharmacother. 2012;46:484-494.
Using Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis to reduce medication errors in the process of drug prescription, validation and dispensing in hospitalised patients.
Vélez-Díaz-Pallarés M, Delgado-Silveira E, Carretero-Accame ME, Bermejo-Vicedo T. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22:42-52.
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Potentially inappropriate medications in a large cohort of patients in geriatric units: association with clinical and functional characteristics.
Fromm MF, Maas R, Tümena T, Gaßmann KG. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2013;69:975-984.