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Descriptor in English: Medication Errors
Descriptor in Spanish: Errores de Medicación
Descriptor in Portuguese: Erros de Medicação
Descriptor in French: Erreurs de médication
Entry term(s): Drug Error, High-Alert
Drug Use Error
Drug Use Errors
Error, Drug Use
Error, LASA Medication
Error, Medication
Errors, Medication
High Alert Drug Error
High Alert Medication Error
High-Alert Drug Error
High-Alert Drug Errors
High-Alert Medication Error
High-Alert Medication Errors
LASA Medication Error
LASA Medication Errors
Look Alike Drug Name Errors
Look Alike Sound Alike Drug Errors
Look Alike Sound Alike Drug Substitution Errors
Look Alike Sound Alike Medication Errors
Look-Alike Drug Name Errors
Look-Alike Sound-Alike Drug Errors
Look-Alike Sound-Alike Drug Substitution Errors
Look-Alike Sound-Alike Medication Errors
Lookalike Drug Name Errors
Lookalike Soundalike Drug Errors
Lookalike Soundalike Drug Substitution Errors
Lookalike Soundalike Medication Errors
Medication Error
Medication Error, High-Alert
Medication Error, LASA
Medication Errors, High-Alert
Medication Errors, LASA
Tree number(s): E02.319.529
N02.421.450.500
Scope note: Errors in prescribing, dispensing, or administering medication with the result that the patient fails to receive the correct drug or the indicated proper drug dosage.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
NU nursing
PC prevention & control
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 67(66)
See also the descriptors: Drug Overdose MeSH
DeCS UI: 8675
Descriptor UI: D008508
Date Established: 1967/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Medication Errors - Preferred
Concept UI M0013245
Scope note Errors in prescribing, dispensing, or administering medication with the result that the patient fails to receive the correct drug or the indicated proper drug dosage.
Preferred term Medication Errors
Entry term(s) Error, Medication
Errors, Medication
Medication Error
Look-Alike Sound-Alike Drug Substitution Errors - Narrower
Concept UI M000639566
Preferred term Look-Alike Sound-Alike Drug Substitution Errors
Entry term(s) Error, LASA Medication
LASA Medication Error
LASA Medication Errors
Look Alike Sound Alike Drug Errors
Look Alike Sound Alike Drug Substitution Errors
Look Alike Sound Alike Medication Errors
Look-Alike Sound-Alike Drug Errors
Look-Alike Sound-Alike Medication Errors
Lookalike Soundalike Drug Errors
Lookalike Soundalike Drug Substitution Errors
Lookalike Soundalike Medication Errors
Medication Error, LASA
Medication Errors, LASA
Look-Alike Drug Name Errors - Narrower
Concept UI M000639565
Preferred term Look-Alike Drug Name Errors
Entry term(s) Look Alike Drug Name Errors
Lookalike Drug Name Errors
High-Alert Medication Error - Narrower
Concept UI M000639567
Preferred term High-Alert Medication Error
Entry term(s) Drug Error, High-Alert
High Alert Drug Error
High Alert Medication Error
High-Alert Drug Error
High-Alert Drug Errors
High-Alert Medication Errors
Medication Error, High-Alert
Medication Errors, High-Alert
Drug Use Error - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0570151
Scope note Inappropriate use of drugs or medication due to unavailable or misleading information.
Preferred term Drug Use Error
Entry term(s) Drug Use Errors
Error, Drug Use



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