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Research addresses nursing home mistakes and problems

A current research study at the University of Missouri-Columbia discovered that medication errors may often go undetected in nursing homes. Because most nursing home residents are elderly and frail, even a minor error may have grave consequences. However, they are not always reported because the ‘front line’ staff often seems to be overworked. Nursing home staff admitted frustration, especially from disorganization and few felt well informed about what responsibilities were expected of them.

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