Epidemiology of and risk factors for harmful anti-infective medication errors in a pediatric hospital.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Pediatric patients are at particularly high risk for medication errors. This retrospective review of voluntary error reports of pediatric antibiotic errors found that less than 15% reached the patient and 1.5% caused harm. The risk varied by medication class, and authors suggest developing quality improvement initiatives focused on the highest risk medications.