Journal Article

Analysis of medication prescribing errors in critically ill children.

Glanzmann C, Frey B, Meier CR, et al. European journal of pediatrics. 2015;174:1347-55.

Prescribing errors are a common and serious problem for hospitalized pediatric patients. This prospective observational study in a single pediatric intensive care unit found an overall error rate of 14%. This study also defined several risk factors for prescribing errors in these patients and analyzed the severity of the most frequent errors.