Medication Errors In Personnel Report

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Many were reprimanded by verbal or documentation measures which was placed in their personnel files. One sixth of the hospitals had no documentation or disciplinary action in place. One fourth were either suspended or terminated as their form of disciplinary action, and legal action was never used. Many of the hospitals listed medication errors which had caused harm (42%), and death (40%) in personnel files. However, 34% of the other hospitals did not put any form of documentation of medication errors in any personnel file. There were a difference of three fourths between errors caught and not caught before the medication leaves the pharmacy and reaches the patient.
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