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

Solanki R, Mondal N, Mahalakshmy T, et al. Medication errors by caregivers at home in neonates discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit. Arch Dis Child. 2017;102(7):651-654. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311877.

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May 24, 2017
Solanki R, Mondal N, Mahalakshmy T, et al. Arch Dis Child. 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.

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Solanki R, Mondal N, Mahalakshmy T, et al. Medication errors by caregivers at home in neonates discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit. Arch Dis Child. 2017;102(7):651-654. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311877.