Journal Article

Discrepancies between prescribed and actual pediatric home parenteral nutrition solutions.

Raphael BP; Murphy M; Gura KM; Litman H; Dalton MK; Finkelstein JA; Lightdale JR.

Medication compounding is prone to dosing errors. This study found that the majority of reviewed home parenteral nutrition preparations, which must be individually compounded based on caloric and nutrient needs, had at least one discrepancy between the formulation prescribed and dispensed. The authors recommend routine reconciliation of home parenteral nutrition compounds with prescriptions to prevent errors.