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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187-192

Medication error in anaesthesia and critical care: A cause for concern


1 Department of Anaesthesiology, G.R Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, G.R Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dilip Kothari
2-A, J. A. Hospital Campus, Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.65351

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Medication error is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in medical profession, and anaesthesia and critical care are no exception to it. Man, medicine, machine and modus operandi are the main contributory factors to it. In this review, incidence, types, risk factors and preventive measures of the medication errors are discussed in detail.


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