Strategies to reduce medication errors in pediatric ambulatory settings.

@article{Mehndiratta2012StrategiesTR,
  title={Strategies to reduce medication errors in pediatric ambulatory settings.},
  author={Sumit Mehndiratta},
  journal={Journal of postgraduate medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={47-53}
}
Worldwide, a large number of children are prescribed drugs on an outpatient basis. Medication errors are fairly common in these settings. Though this matter has been well recognized as a cause of concern, limited data is available from ambulatory settings. Medication errors can be defined as errors that may occur at any step, starting from ordering a medication, to dispensing, administration of the drug and the subsequent monitoring. The outcomes of such errors are variable and may range… CONTINUE READING