Journal Article

Reevaluating the safety profile of pediatrics: a comparison of computerized adverse drug event surveillance and voluntary reporting in the pediatric environment.

Ferranti J; Horvath MM; Cozart H; Whitehurst J; Eckstrand J.

This study found that events captured from safety reporting systems resulted in similar adverse drug event rates per pediatric patient–days compared to those detected by an electronic surveillance system. However, the majority of the voluntary reports originated from the intensive care unit, whereas the distribution was more balanced using the surveillance system, suggesting the value in combining these strategies to detect adverse drug events.