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Report: Patient medication errors have doubled since 2000

The rate of serious medication errors made by patients increased from 1.09 per 100,000 Americans in 2000 to 2.28 per 100,000 in 2012. The findings, reported in Clinical Toxicology, showed one-third of cases led to a hospitalization and most mistakes involved the wrong drug, an incorrect dosage or taking a drug twice.

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