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

Harris LM, Dreyer BP, Mendelsohn AL, et al. Liquid Medication Dosing Errors by Hispanic Parents: Role of Health Literacy and English Proficiency. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17(4):403-410. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2016.10.001.

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May 31, 2017
Harris LM, Dreyer BP, Mendelsohn AL, et al. Acad Pediatr. 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.

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Harris LM, Dreyer BP, Mendelsohn AL, et al. Liquid Medication Dosing Errors by Hispanic Parents: Role of Health Literacy and English Proficiency. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17(4):403-410. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2016.10.001.