• Study
  • Published June 2018

Epidemiology of and risk factors for harmful anti-infective medication errors in a pediatric hospital.

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.

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