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Journal Article

Liquid medication dosing errors by Hispanic parents: role of health literacy and English proficiency.

Harris LM, Dreyer BP, Mendelsohn AL, et al. Academic pediatrics. 2017;17:403-410.

Correctly dosing liquid medications for children can be challenging for caregivers with limited health literacy. This cross-sectional analysis found that parents with limited English proficiency and health literacy were more likely to make dosing errors with liquid medications. These results affirm the need to redesign medication labels and dosing aids to promote safe use.