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Frequency of medication error in pediatric anesthesia: a systematic review and meta-analytic estimate.

Feinstein MM, Pannunzio AE, Castro P. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018;28(12):1071-1077.

Medication safety is a critical concern in pediatrics. This meta-analysis used global data to estimate that a child experiences a medication error in 1 out of every 1250 anesthetic administrations. A WebM&M commentary discussed weight-based dosing medication errors in pediatric populations.