Friday, 13 March 2009

Hospital injection errors 'common'

Doctors and nurses make frequent mistakes when injecting patients in intensive care, according to research. A study found medication errors relating to injections are "common and a serious safety problem in intensive care units" around the world. Researchers analysed data from 113 intensive care wards in 27 countries, and over one 24-hour period 861 medication mistakes affecting 441 patients were reported...

Seven patients experienced permanent harm as a result of the errors while five died as a direct result.
Source: The Metro

1 comment:

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