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

Hirata KM, Kang AH, Ramirez G, et al. Pediatric Weight Errors and Resultant Medication Dosing Errors in the Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019;35(9)(9):637-642. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000001277.

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November 22, 2017
Hirata KM, Kang AH, Ramirez G, et al. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019;35(9):637-642.

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.

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Hirata KM, Kang AH, Ramirez G, et al. Pediatric Weight Errors and Resultant Medication Dosing Errors in the Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019;35(9)(9):637-642. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000001277.