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Assessing frequency and risk of weight entry errors in pediatrics.

Hagedorn PA, Kirkendall ES, Kouril M, et al. Assessing Frequency and Risk of Weight Entry Errors in Pediatrics. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(4):392-393. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.3865

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February 15, 2017
Hagedorn PA, Kirkendall ES, Kouril M, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(4):392-393.

Weight-based medication dosing can lead to medication errors in pediatric patients. Investigators used a trigger tool to detect weight-entry errors in the electronic health record. They found that dosing errors are rare and are most likely to occur in urgent and emergent settings. These findings suggest that a weight-entry trigger tool can identify pediatric patients at risk for dosing errors.

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Hagedorn PA, Kirkendall ES, Kouril M, et al. Assessing Frequency and Risk of Weight Entry Errors in Pediatrics. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(4):392-393. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.3865