Interventions for reducing medication errors in children in hospital.
Approach to Improving Safety
- Clinical Pharmacist Involvement
- Bar Coding and Radiofrequency ID Tagging
- Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
Setting of Care
Exploring the literature on efforts to reduce medication errors in hospitalized children, this systematic review examined five interventions, including introduction of computerized provider order entry systems, clinical pharmacist participation in the frontline care team, and implementation of barcode medication administration systems. Although the interventions showed some success, none of the studies found a significant reduction in patient harm.