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Comparative performance of pediatric weight estimation techniques: a human factor errors analysis.

Abdel-Rahman SM; Jacobsen R; Watts JL; Doyle SL; O'Malley DM; Hefner TD; Dowd MD.

Estimating weights in time-sensitive situations can lead to misdosing of weight-based medications. This prospective study of seven common weight-estimation techniques found that none were uniformly accurate. Calculation errors were common, especially in end-of-shift participants.