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Medication errors affect 16–27% of nursing home residents, researchers have found, but the proportion of cases resulting in serious harm including death is “surprisingly low”, researchers have found

While up to 27% of nursing home residents were found to have been affected by medication errors, death rates were surprisingly low, leading the researchers to conclude that error-related deaths are broadly underreported

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