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Assessment of emergency department antibiotic discharge prescription dosing errors for pediatric patients in a community hospital health system.

Barstow L, Herman E, Phillips H, et al. Pediatric emergency care. 2018.

Prescribing errors occur frequently among hospitalized pediatric patients and can compromise safety. This retrospective study found that 776 of 1934 antibiotic prescriptions written for pediatric patients discharged from the emergency department over a 1-year period contained a dosing error.