Medication errors in paediatric outpatient prescriptions of a teaching hospital in Nigeria.

@article{Oshikoya2007MedicationEI,
  title={Medication errors in paediatric outpatient prescriptions of a teaching hospital in Nigeria.},
  author={K A Oshikoya and Olumuyiwa I. Ojo},
  journal={Nigerian quarterly journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={74-8}
}
BACKGROUND Proper and adequate pharmacovigilance is lacking in children's drug therapy, especially in developing countries. Therefore these children are at risk of developing adverse reactions to drugs as a result of medication errors. Having a better understanding of the types of error in a teaching hospital would be an important step toward quality improvement in children drug therapy. OBJECTIVES This study was aimed at identifying the medication errors most frequently committed in the… CONTINUE READING
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