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Journal Article
Review

What causes prescribing errors in children? Scoping review.

Conn RL, Kearney O, Tully MP, et al. BMJ open. 2019;9:e028680.

This scoping review identified numerous causes for prescribing errors in pediatrics, including dosing errors related to the need for weight-based calculations, communication with children, and level of clinical experience in pediatrics. The authors suggest that further research is needed to better understand how these factors are tied to prescribing mistakes.