Medication errors and adverse drug events in pediatric inpatients.

@article{Kaushal2001MedicationEA,
  title={Medication errors and adverse drug events in pediatric inpatients.},
  author={Rainu Kaushal and David Westfall Bates and Christopher Landrigan and Kevin J. McKenna and Margaret Clapp and Febronia Federico and DonaldA. Goldmann},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2001},
  volume={285 16},
  pages={
          2114-20
        }
}
CONTEXT Iatrogenic injuries, including medication errors, are an important problem in all hospitalized populations. However, few epidemiological data are available regarding medication errors in the pediatric inpatient setting. OBJECTIVES To assess the rates of medication errors, adverse drug events (ADEs), and potential ADEs; to compare pediatric rates with previously reported adult rates; to analyze the major types of errors; and to evaluate the potential impact of prevention strategies… CONTINUE READING
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