Drug Shortages A Complex Health Care Crisis
Fox, E., Sweet, B., and Jensen, V. (2014). Drug Shortages: A Complex Health Care Crisis. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 89(3):361-373.
This article provides an overview of the causes of drug shortages, and the effects that they have on clinical care. The authors call drug shortages “a form of health care rationing,” and note multiple examples of medication errors that have resulted from drug shortages.