Journal Article

Pediatric weight errors and resultant medication dosing errors in the emergency department.

Hirata KM; Kang AH; Ramirez GV; Kimata C; Yamamoto LG.

Weight-based dosing errors can lead to adverse drug events. This retrospective study found that weight-related errors are rare but did lead to medication dosing errors and potential for harm. This finding underscores the need to address weight-based dosing on a systems level.