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Title: A systems approach to medication safety in care homes: Understanding the medication system, investigating medication errors and identifying the requirements of a safe medication system
Author: Lim, Rosemary Hwee Mei
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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In the year 2000, the United Kingdom government produced a report called "Organisation With a Memory" in response to the problem of safety in the healthcare sector and committed to reduce the number of serious medication errors. Whilst patient safety research in other healthcare settings such as the primary and secondary care has been under way for the past two decades, patient safety research in care homes has largely been neglected. This thesis presents the findings of the first large-scale epidemiological study of the prevalence and types of medication errors in England that was conducted as part of a wider study.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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