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Medication errors in overweight and obese pediatric patients: a systematic review.

Procaccini D, Kim JM, Lobner K, et al. Medication errors in overweight and obese pediatric patients: a systematic review. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. Epub 2021 Dec 26. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.12.005.

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February 9, 2022
Procaccini D, Kim JM, Lobner K, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022;48(3):154-164.

Weight-based medication dosing is a common source of medication errors in children. This systematic review identified limited evidence that overweight and obese children maybe be at increased risk of weight-based medication dosing errors, but the authors note that the clinical significance is unknown.

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Procaccini D, Kim JM, Lobner K, et al. Medication errors in overweight and obese pediatric patients: a systematic review. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. Epub 2021 Dec 26. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.12.005.