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Medication Errors MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Medication Errors
Tree Number(s)
E02.319.529
N02.421.450.500
Unique ID
D008508
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008508
Scope Note
Errors in prescribing, dispensing, or administering medication with the result that the patient fails to receive the correct drug or the indicated proper drug dosage.
Entry Version
MEDICATION ERR
Entry Term(s)
Drug Use Error
Errors, Medication
High-Alert Drug Error
High-Alert Medication Error
LASA Medication Errors
Look-Alike Drug Name Errors
Look-Alike Sound-Alike Drug Errors
Look-Alike Sound-Alike Drug Substitution Errors
Look-Alike Sound-Alike Medication Errors
Lookalike Drug Name Errors
Lookalike Soundalike Drug Errors
Lookalike Soundalike Drug Substitution Errors
Lookalike Soundalike Medication Errors
See Also
Drug Overdose
Public MeSH Note
67
History Note
67(66)
Date Established
1967/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Medication Errors Preferred
Look-Alike Sound-Alike Drug Substitution Errors Narrower
Look-Alike Drug Name Errors Narrower
High-Alert Medication Error Narrower
Drug Use Error Related
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