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Journal Article

Interventions for reducing medication errors in children in hospital.

Maaskant JM, Vermeulen H, Apampa B, et al. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2015:CD006208.

Exploring the literature on efforts to reduce medication errors in hospitalized children, this systematic review examined five interventions, including introduction of computerized provider order entry systems, clinical pharmacist participation in the frontline care team, and implementation of barcode medication administration systems. Although the interventions showed some success, none of the studies found a significant reduction in patient harm.