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individuals who care deeply about the quality of their work. 1 – 3 Nonetheless, the provision of veterinary healthcare is fraught with danger for the patient, as even highly trained, conscientious individuals trying their best will make errors that can result

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Introduction A medication error is defined as “any error in prescribing, dispensing, or administration of medication. A medication error may or may not result in patient harm but is considered preventable.” 1 , 2 Since the release of the

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of the incidence of pharmacy errors in veterinary medicine are lacking. In a study 21 of 50 US community pharmacies in 6 cities, the overall dispensing error rate for prescription drugs was 1.57% (91/5,784), and 77% (70/91) of those errors occurred

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insufficient technical quality for accurate interpretation). In that study, 21 errors in positioning and overexposure were the most common reasons radiographs were considered of nondiagnostic or poor quality. To the authors' knowledge, similar studies of the

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and hyperopic canines to emmetropia by allegedly having an enhanced depth of focus of ±1.5 D. Theoretically, this would result in significant improvement of postoperative refractive error of many canine patients. The purpose of this study was to

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A well-planned RCT is generally accepted as the best study design to assess comparative treatment efficacy. 1,2 Despite internal safeguards against systematic error, RCTs are subject to imprecise results owing to random error, particularly when

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detect most of the major statistical errors in veterinary reports. Four common statistical errors that invalidate studies will be discussed here: • Application of statistical methods that require normally distributed data to nonnormal data

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suture strands in the knot instead of 2. 13,14 However, a variety of technical errors can lead to decreased knot security of square knots, including the creation of slip knots or granny knots or formation of an incompletely tightened knot. 15,16 These

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Introduction Medical error is widespread in both human 1 and veterinary medicine, 2 – 4 although the latter is much less studied. Much of this error is attributable to poor communication, either between the veterinarian-physician and client

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