Characteristics of medication errors in pediatrics.

  title={Characteristics of medication errors in pediatrics.},
  author={A. P. Jonville and Elisabeth Autret and Françoise Bavoux and Paul P Bertrand and Pascal Barbier and A. S. Gauchez},
  journal={DICP : the annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={25 10},
A six-month prospective study was carried out by 16 poison control centers in France to assess the epidemiology of medication errors in pediatrics. In this study, 1108 medication errors were analyzed. Mean population age was 3.2 years (median 2 years, range 3 days-15 years), and 30 percent of the children were under 1 year of age. The most frequent error characteristics were family responsibility, 87 percent (a member of the patient's family most often committed the error in medication use… CONTINUE READING

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