Medication errors in chronic kidney disease: one piece in the patient safety puzzle

Kidney Int. 2009 Dec;76(11):1123-5. doi: 10.1038/ki.2009.315.

Abstract

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of harm as a consequence of errors in medical care. Hug and colleagues highlight the significance of adverse drug events in hospitalized patients with CKD. Their findings demonstrate the role adverse drug events play in the safety of patients with CKD and underscore the importance of novel strategies intended to reduce such medical errors.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / complications*
  • Medication Errors* / prevention & control
  • Safety