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Journal Article

Observational study of drug formulation manipulation in pediatric versus adult inpatients.

Spishock S, Meyers R, Robinson CA, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(1):e10-e14.

Medication administration in pediatric patients can be complex and requires specialized dosing. In this observational study including over 15,000 medication orders, drug formulation manipulation was three times more common in pediatric versus adult inpatient practices. Manipulations most commonly involved oral liquids and intravenous orders and occurred most often in patients aged 1 to 12 months.