Journal Article
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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 emergency care. 2019;35:637-642.

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.