Journal Article

Effects of skilled nursing facility structure and process factors on medication errors during nursing home admission.

Lane SJ, Troyer JL, Dienemann JA, et al. Health care management review. 2014;39:340-51.

According to this study, dose omissions were the most common medication errors occurring during transitions to nursing home care. However, the wide range of errors detected suggests that multifaceted interventions would be needed to improve medication safety. A prior AHRQ WebM&M interview and its accompanying perspective discuss safety in nursing homes.