According to an FDA study:
- Improper dosage of medicine accounted for 41% of all medication errors that resulted in death.
- In cases where the patient survived, hospital treatment costs were estimated at $3.5 billion as a result of medication error.
- Although only 2% of hospital medication errors actually cause patient harm, studies estimate that up to 50% have the potential to cause harm, but do not affect the patient due to other factors.
- The amount of harm caused by medication error is likely to be much greater in intensive care units and radiological services.
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