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11/26/06   |   By

Only 5% of Medication Errors Are Reported to Nursing Home Leadership | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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A new study in Nursing Forum found that while nursing home staff are aware of almost all medication errors, just five percent of those errors are ever reported to the facility’s management.

The study also found that preventable errors are the eighth most common cause of death.  Medication errors may contribute to a large percentage of these preventable deaths because elderly patients are often frail and especially susceptible to changes in their medications.

If you or a family member believes that you have a case involving nursing home negligence, please contact us on-line at Regan Zambri & Long or call us at (202) 463-3030 for a free consultation.  If you would like to receive our complimentary electronic newsletter, please click here.

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