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Journal Article

Analysis of medication prescribing errors in critically ill children.

Glanzmann C, Frey B, Meier CR, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2015;174(10):1347-1355.

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.