Risk reduction for adverse drug events through sequential implementation of patient safety initiatives in a children's hospital.

@article{Leonard2006RiskRF,
  title={Risk reduction for adverse drug events through sequential implementation of patient safety initiatives in a children's hospital.},
  author={Michael S. Leonard and Michael A. Cimino and Steven H. Shaha and Sandra A. McDougal and Joanne Pilliod and Linda Brodsky},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 4},
  pages={e1124-9}
}
BACKGROUND Medication management is a complex, multifaceted system. Prescribing errors occur upstream in the process, and as such, their effects can be perpetuated, and sometimes even exacerbated, in subsequent steps. These errors place patients at risk of adverse drug events. Children, especially young infants, are at particular risk because of their size, unique physiology, and immature ability to metabolize drugs. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to reduce the risk of harm to… CONTINUE READING

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