Published by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
- Error rates varied from 7.1 % to 90.5 % for prescribing and from 9.4 % to 80 % for administration. The most common types of prescribing errors reported were incorrect dose (with an incidence rate from 0.15 % to 34.8 % of prescriptions),wrong frequency and wrong strength
Reported by Gulf News Health
- 98,000 people die every year in the US due to medical errors.
Reported by The National
- All drug overdose cases in the last four years involved patients under the age of 45. Of these 42 per cent were under the age of 30. Of the total number of drug overdose cases, 76 per cent were related to addiction to opioids.
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