marked increase in health care expenditure

Preventable medication errors occur in many settings and result in a loss of human lives and a marked increase in health care expenditure. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2016) estimated that approximately 1.5 million preventable medication errors occur yearly in hospitals, nursing homes, and outpatient centers. It is imperative that nurses understand their role in all aspects of medication administration in order to prevent these errors. For this research paper, each student will be asked to find a current article (within 5 years) related to Medication Errors: Ethical/Legal Issues in Nursing Practice, focusing on patient care errors and solutions, in a peer-reviewed journal. A minimum of three references will be required for the content of the paper. The total paper requirement is five pages, not including cover page or references, and must be written in APA 6th edition format. The paper will include the following content: (1) Introduction to t