Medication errors in residential facilities based on Danish Poison Information Center inquiries

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Medication errors in residential facilities based on Danish Poison Information Center inquiries. / Bakkedal, Catrine; Eriksen, Karen Reenberg; Hansen, Nete Brandt; Petersen, Tonny Studsgaard; Dalhoff, Kim Peder; Bogevig, Soren; Rozing, Maarten Pieter; Christensen, Mikkel Bring.

In: Danish Medical Journal, Vol. 68, No. 5, 11200800, 2021.

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Bakkedal, C, Eriksen, KR, Hansen, NB, Petersen, TS, Dalhoff, KP, Bogevig, S, Rozing, MP & Christensen, MB 2021, 'Medication errors in residential facilities based on Danish Poison Information Center inquiries', Danish Medical Journal, vol. 68, no. 5, 11200800. <https://ugeskriftet.dk/dmj/medication-errors-residential-facilities-based-danish-poison-information-center-inquiries>

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Bakkedal, C., Eriksen, K. R., Hansen, N. B., Petersen, T. S., Dalhoff, K. P., Bogevig, S., Rozing, M. P., & Christensen, M. B. (2021). Medication errors in residential facilities based on Danish Poison Information Center inquiries. Danish Medical Journal, 68(5), [11200800]. https://ugeskriftet.dk/dmj/medication-errors-residential-facilities-based-danish-poison-information-center-inquiries

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Bakkedal C, Eriksen KR, Hansen NB, Petersen TS, Dalhoff KP, Bogevig S et al. Medication errors in residential facilities based on Danish Poison Information Center inquiries. Danish Medical Journal. 2021;68(5). 11200800.

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Bakkedal, Catrine ; Eriksen, Karen Reenberg ; Hansen, Nete Brandt ; Petersen, Tonny Studsgaard ; Dalhoff, Kim Peder ; Bogevig, Soren ; Rozing, Maarten Pieter ; Christensen, Mikkel Bring. / Medication errors in residential facilities based on Danish Poison Information Center inquiries. In: Danish Medical Journal. 2021 ; Vol. 68, No. 5.

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title = "Medication errors in residential facilities based on Danish Poison Information Center inquiries",
abstract = "INTRODUCTION: This study describes the types and health consequences of medication errors in residential facilities for which the Danish Poison Information Center (DPIC) was contacted.METHODS: This study is based on all inquiries made by residential facilities to the DPIC during a 13-month period. Information about inquirers and residents, data related to the medication error, symptoms, risk assessments and recommendations was collected, and a follow-up phone call was made to evaluate the clinical outcomes, preferably within one week.RESULTS: During the study period, the DPIC received 146 inquiries concerning medication errors in residential facilities. Nearly all inquiries concerned excess administration of medication (96%) and often involved medications targeting the nervous system (65%). In 9% of cases, the DPIC recommended hospitalisation. Most medication errors (92%) were considered of & ldquo;no or minor risk & rdquo;. Administration of medication to the wrong resident is a frequent reason for consulting the DPIC (45%) in cases with medication errors.CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we inventoried the inquiries made to the DPIC about medication errors in residential facilities in Denmark. Most medication errors did not carry a risk of serious health consequences, but continued monitoring is warranted to minimise risk in this vulnerable population. FUNDING: Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (5001105002), Department of Clinical Pharmacology (Bispebjerg Hospital, The Capital Region) (1152871001).TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.",
keywords = "ADMINISTRATION ERRORS, CARE",
author = "Catrine Bakkedal and Eriksen, {Karen Reenberg} and Hansen, {Nete Brandt} and Petersen, {Tonny Studsgaard} and Dalhoff, {Kim Peder} and Soren Bogevig and Rozing, {Maarten Pieter} and Christensen, {Mikkel Bring}",
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RIS

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T1 - Medication errors in residential facilities based on Danish Poison Information Center inquiries

AU - Bakkedal, Catrine

AU - Eriksen, Karen Reenberg

AU - Hansen, Nete Brandt

AU - Petersen, Tonny Studsgaard

AU - Dalhoff, Kim Peder

AU - Bogevig, Soren

AU - Rozing, Maarten Pieter

AU - Christensen, Mikkel Bring

PY - 2021

Y1 - 2021

N2 - INTRODUCTION: This study describes the types and health consequences of medication errors in residential facilities for which the Danish Poison Information Center (DPIC) was contacted.METHODS: This study is based on all inquiries made by residential facilities to the DPIC during a 13-month period. Information about inquirers and residents, data related to the medication error, symptoms, risk assessments and recommendations was collected, and a follow-up phone call was made to evaluate the clinical outcomes, preferably within one week.RESULTS: During the study period, the DPIC received 146 inquiries concerning medication errors in residential facilities. Nearly all inquiries concerned excess administration of medication (96%) and often involved medications targeting the nervous system (65%). In 9% of cases, the DPIC recommended hospitalisation. Most medication errors (92%) were considered of & ldquo;no or minor risk & rdquo;. Administration of medication to the wrong resident is a frequent reason for consulting the DPIC (45%) in cases with medication errors.CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we inventoried the inquiries made to the DPIC about medication errors in residential facilities in Denmark. Most medication errors did not carry a risk of serious health consequences, but continued monitoring is warranted to minimise risk in this vulnerable population. FUNDING: Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (5001105002), Department of Clinical Pharmacology (Bispebjerg Hospital, The Capital Region) (1152871001).TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.

AB - INTRODUCTION: This study describes the types and health consequences of medication errors in residential facilities for which the Danish Poison Information Center (DPIC) was contacted.METHODS: This study is based on all inquiries made by residential facilities to the DPIC during a 13-month period. Information about inquirers and residents, data related to the medication error, symptoms, risk assessments and recommendations was collected, and a follow-up phone call was made to evaluate the clinical outcomes, preferably within one week.RESULTS: During the study period, the DPIC received 146 inquiries concerning medication errors in residential facilities. Nearly all inquiries concerned excess administration of medication (96%) and often involved medications targeting the nervous system (65%). In 9% of cases, the DPIC recommended hospitalisation. Most medication errors (92%) were considered of & ldquo;no or minor risk & rdquo;. Administration of medication to the wrong resident is a frequent reason for consulting the DPIC (45%) in cases with medication errors.CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we inventoried the inquiries made to the DPIC about medication errors in residential facilities in Denmark. Most medication errors did not carry a risk of serious health consequences, but continued monitoring is warranted to minimise risk in this vulnerable population. FUNDING: Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (5001105002), Department of Clinical Pharmacology (Bispebjerg Hospital, The Capital Region) (1152871001).TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.

KW - ADMINISTRATION ERRORS

KW - CARE

M3 - Journal article

VL - 68

JO - Danish Medical Journal

JF - Danish Medical Journal

SN - 1603-9629

IS - 5

M1 - 11200800

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