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Detecting adverse drug reactions on paediatric wards: intensified surveillance versus computerised screening of laboratory values.

Haffner S, von Laue N, Wirth S, et al. Drug safety. 2005;28:453-64.

Using two different methodological approaches to collect data, an intensified surveillance system and computer-assisted screening, the authors evaluated the types and incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in a pediatric hospital population. The authors determined that ADRs occur as frequently in pediatric patients as in adult patients and that the intensified surveillance system found more severe ADRs.