Journal Article

Medication errors by caregivers at home in neonates discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit.

Solanki R, Mondal N, Mahalakshmy T, et al. Archives of disease in childhood. 2017;102:651-654.

Pediatric patients are at high risk for medication errors. Researchers conducted a cross-sectional study on 166 infants younger than 3 months who were discharged from the hospital. They found a high frequency of medication errors by caregivers. In keeping with prior research, dose administration errors were the most common type of error.