Medication Errors More Common After Surgery

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

According to a recent report by U.S. Pharmacopeia, a private group that sets standards for the drug industry, surgery patients face a significant risk of medication errors made by hospital staff. From 1998 to 2005 at over 400 hospitals, a total of over 11,000 errors were reported, including giving the wrong dose, giving the wrong drug, or giving the dose at the wrong time.

When you or a family member are undergoing surgery at a hospital, you should be vigilant to observe and question any suspect medication administration to protect your loved ones from potentially fatal medical errors.