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Use of FMEA analysis to reduce risk of errors in prescribing and administering drugs in paediatric wards: a quality improvement report.

Lago P, Bizzarri G, Scalzotto F, et al. Use of FMEA analysis to reduce risk of errors in prescribing and administering drugs in paediatric wards: a quality improvement report. BMJ Open. 2012;2(6):e001249. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001249

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January 16, 2013
Lago P, Bizzarri G, Scalzotto F, et al. BMJ Open. 2012;2(6):e001249.

Failure mode and effect analysis identified calculation errors as a major source of medication errors at a pediatric hospital and helped prioritize approaches to revising the drug administration process.