Drs. Linda Flynn and Dong Suh present findings on their INQRI project: "Examining the Impact of Nursing Structures and Processes on Medication Errors" at the 4th Annual INQRI Meeting.
Project Description: The Institute of Medicine noted that a hospital patient on average is subject to at least one medication error per day, making medication errors the most common cause of preventable adverse events. This interdisciplinary study has been designed to disentangle the effects of nursing structures and care processes on non-intercepted medication errors in acute care hospitals. The economic impact of non-intercepted medication errors will be determined to explore the business case for evidence-based recommendations.