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Drug errors are type of medication errors as, any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer. It can be classified as wrong dose, wrong patient, wrong route of administration and…. Method: this is a cross- sectional study on 300 patient files performed in a 7 months period in Amir-al-Momenin teaching hospital, using predesigned questionnaires Results: out of 300 studied files 140 ( 46.7%) had at least one drug errors. Missed dose error ranked first and wrong time errors and omission errors ranked second and third respectively .Missed dose errors were the most prevalent error in nursing report and omission errors in drug charts. In most of hospital wards as internal ward , pediatrics, ICU, CCU, cardiovascular and surgery missed dose errors were the most prevalent drug error while in gynecology un ordered drug and in gastroenterology improper dose errors ranked first. Conclusion : based on above data we can conclude that drug errors are an important issue in nursing staffs and we should try to decrease these errors by establishing proper educational and monitoring policies.