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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

Pediatric medication safety in adult community hospital settings: a glimpse into nationwide practice.

Alvarez F, Ismail L, Markowsky A. Hospital pediatrics. 2016;6:744-749.

This survey study found that most pediatric hospitalist programs use computerized provider order entry with weight-based medication dosing, review medication safety events and near misses, require weight-based prescribing, and have maximum doses in place. Larger hospitals are more likely to have a pediatric pharmacist. Variation in medication safety practices suggests that best practices remain incompletely implemented.