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Exploring the human factors of prescribing errors in paediatric intensive care units.

Sutherland A, Ashcroft DM, Phipps DL. Exploring the human factors of prescribing errors in paediatric intensive care units. Arch Dis Child. 2019;104(6):588-595. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2018-315981.

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March 27, 2019
Sutherland A, Ashcroft DM, Phipps DL. Arch Dis Child. 2019;104(6):588-595.

Using clinical vignettes, investigators conducted semi-structured interviews with those prescribing medications in a pediatric intensive care unit to better understand human factors contributing to prescribing errors. They found that cognitive load was the main contributor to such errors.

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Sutherland A, Ashcroft DM, Phipps DL. Exploring the human factors of prescribing errors in paediatric intensive care units. Arch Dis Child. 2019;104(6):588-595. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2018-315981.

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