Definitions for "Medication error"
a preventable incident associated with the use of medicines which may put a patient at risk
a mistake made by the prescribing doctor or pharmacist that results in the patient receiving the incorrect medication or dosage. Another type of medication error occurs when a drug is prescribed that could have harmful interaction with other drugs the patient is taking.
A medication error is any type of medicine related mistake made by a health care professional that may severely impact a patient, causing serious injury.
a discrepancy between the facility's actions and either physician's orders, manufacturer's specifications, or accepted professional standards