Medication Errors Involving Patient-controlled Analgesia

Rodney W. Hicks; Vanja Sikirica; Winnie Nelson; Jeff R. Schein; Diane D. Cousins


Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008;65(5):429-440. 

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Events during all phases of the medication-use process contributed to PCA-related medication errors, many of which harmed patients. Institutions should assess and correct the weaknesses identified to reduce PCA errors, improve safety, and conserve resources.


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