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  1. Woods, Anne RN, CRNP, APRN, BC, MSN
  2. Doan-Johnson, Susan


The Practice Breakdown Research Advisory Panel analyzed 21 case studies of nursing errors from nine state boards of nursing files to develop a taxonomy of nursing errors. Eight categories of nursing errors, representing a broad variety of possible errors and contributive or causative factors, were identified; causes for the error, at the system and practice responsibility levels, were also identified in each individual case.