Medication Error in Anaesthesia – A Review

  • Montosh Kumar Mondal Department of Anaesthesiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Beauty Rani Roy Department of Gynae and Obs, OGSB Hospital, Mirpur
  • Shibani Banik Department of Anatomy, Dhaka National Medical College, Dhaka
  • Debabrata Banik Department of Anaesthesiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
Keywords: Medication error, adverse drug event and drug error

Abstract

Medication error is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in medical profession . There is an increasing recognition that medication errors are causing a substantial global public health problem, as many result in harm to patients and increased costs to health providers.Anaesthesia is now safe and routine, yet anaesthetists are not immune from making medication errors and the consequences of their mistakes may be more serious than those of doctors in other specialties. Steps are being taken to determine the extent of the problem of medication error in anaesthesia. In this review, incidence, types, risk factors and preventive measures of the medication errors are discussed in detail.

Journal of Bangladesh Society of Anaesthesiologists 2014; 27(1): 31-35

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Montosh Kumar Mondal, Department of Anaesthesiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka


Published
2016-07-30
How to Cite
Mondal, M., Roy, B., Banik, S., & Banik, D. (2016). Medication Error in Anaesthesia – A Review. Journal of the Bangladesh Society of Anaesthesiologists, 27(1), 31-35. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbsa.v27i1.28999
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Review Articles