Off-label use of medicines in paediatric inpatients at an Australian teaching hospital.

@article{Ballard2013OfflabelUO,
  title={Off-label use of medicines in paediatric inpatients at an Australian teaching hospital.},
  author={Christopher D J Ballard and Gregory M Peterson and Angus John Thompson and Sean A. Beggs},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={38-42}
}
AIM The study aims to investigate the prevalence of off-label prescribing in the general paediatric ward at a major teaching hospital in Tasmania, Australia. METHOD The drug charts and medical records from two groups of 150 consecutive paediatric patients, admitted 6 months apart in July 2009 and January 2010, were studied retrospectively. Patients were required to spend at least one night in hospital and be aged less than 12 years. Each prescribed drug was compared with the approved product… CONTINUE READING

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