Similar-appearing PTP sheets (a.k.a. blister packs) that contain different medicines may result in incorrect medication due to confusion errors. To identify the factors that may lead to such errors, the authors conducted a questionnaire survey for pharmacists. Factors related to color (sheet, tablet/capsule, print) were most frequently selected as influencing the perceived similarity. The questionnaire results also indicate that patients themselves can confuse similar PTP sheets. Further quantitative studies are looked forward to clarify the key factors causing confusion errors.
What Is Qualitative Research?
Released: June 01, 2017 | Volume 137 Issue 6 Pages 653-658
Investigation into the Combination of Aspirin with Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
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Naoko ITO, Haruko YOKOYAMA, Shinji SOEDA, Yuji SUZUKI, Noriyuki IKEDA, Kentaro TOKUOKA, Masayuki WATANABE, Yasuhisa KITAGAWA, Yasuhiko YAMADA
An Approach for Safe Medication Assistance in Nursing Homes: A Workshop to Identify Problems of and Plan Measures for Care Workers
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Hyerim Park, Akiko Miki, Hiroki Satoh, Hideyuki Maki, Kohei Asai, Yukari Konishi, Yasufumi Sawada
Collaborative Approach to Heart Failure Care
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Hiroyuki Takano, Yukihito Sato
Examination of Factors Affecting Adverse Reactions and Dosage Reduction in UGT1A1 Genotyped Patients: A Retrospective Survey of Irinotecan
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Keinosuke Okazaki, Toru Watanabe, Isao Saito, Jun-Ichiro Murayama