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Identification and analysis of medication errors in five Brazilian hospitals

Grant number: 04/14385-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): February 07, 2005
Effective date (End): March 06, 2005
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Medical-Surgical Nursing
Principal researcher:Silvia Helena de Bortoli Cassiani
Grantee:Silvia Helena de Bortoli Cassiani
Host: Patricia Marck
Home Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Alberta, Canada  

Abstract

The objectives are: to analyze the reporting method for medication errors, including adverse effects; to analyze the opinions of the heads of the administrative, medical and pharmaceutical staffs, nurses and the nursing personnel concerning error reporting; to identify and analyze the errors presented in reports in terms of type, frequency, time of occurrence, medication, category of professional involved and the described situation; to identify and analyze medication errors occurring in a hospitalization clinic which were detected through the methods of observation, chart revision and report revision; to propose and implement a computerized or manual form for error reporting with anonymity. The data will be collected in five hospitals. The Ethics Committee had approved the development of this project. (AU)

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