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Using self-report by 393 full-time hospital staff nurses, Balas, Scott, and Rogers (2004) found that 119 (30%) of the nurses indicated making at least one error, and 127 nurses (33%) indicated making at least one near error within a 28day data collection period. Approximately 33% of the actual medication errors were due to late administration. In written logs, nurses expressed high patient acuity and heavy workloads as reasons for untimely medication administration. One nurse reported giving a medication 90 minutes late to one patient and 40 minutes late to a second patient due to caring for an unstable third patient.

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