Journal Article

Epidemiology of and risk factors for harmful anti-infective medication errors in a pediatric hospital.

Modi A, Germain E, Soma V, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2018;44:599-604.

Pediatric patients are at particularly high risk for medication errors. This retrospective review of voluntary error reports of pediatric antibiotic errors found that less than 15% reached the patient and 1.5% caused harm. The risk varied by medication class, and authors suggest developing quality improvement initiatives focused on the highest risk medications.