Perceived causes of prescribing errors by junior doctors in hospital inpatients: a study from the PROTECT programme.

TitlePerceived causes of prescribing errors by junior doctors in hospital inpatients: a study from the PROTECT programme.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsRoss S, Ryan C, Duncan EM, Francis JJ, Johnston M, Ker JS, Lee AJ, Macleod MJ, Maxwell S, McKay G, McLay J, Webb DJ, Bond C
JournalBMJ quality & safety
Volume22
Issue2
Pagination97-102
Date Published2013 Feb
Abstract

Prescribing errors are a major cause of patient safety incidents. Understanding the underlying factors is essential in developing interventions to address this problem. This study aimed to investigate the perceived causes of prescribing errors among foundation (junior) doctors in Scotland.

DOI10.1039/c3an36928e
Alternate JournalBMJ Qual Saf