Medication Errors in Nursing Homes
Numerous studies say medication errors in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are common and responsible for many preventable injuries.
Medication errors may include giving the wrong medicine to a patient, incorrect dosages or doses at incorrect intervals.
There are many potentially serious consequences of medication errors, especially among nursing home residents who are ill, infirm or otherwise fragile due to advanced age.
Many nursing home residents live in such facilities partly because they need professional help with taking medications.