The Impact of Physician Burnout on Medication Error Rates
Medication errors refer to sets of preventable events that cause inappropriate use of medications. The errors result from laxity on the part of patients and health care professionals in terms of sharing information and administering medications (through health care products, procedures, systems and professional practice). Other errors arise from issue of monitoring, prescription, order communication, product labeling, packaging, compounding, dispensing, administering, distributing and using drugs. In the formulated topic, the main research question is what is the impact of medication errors on the frequency of rehospitalization? Other research questions include: What are some of the causes of medication errors? What is the current trend in medication errors among health care organizations? What effects do medication errors pose on professional development? What are the probable solutions to medication errors in health care provision?