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Medication errors by caregivers at home in neonates discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit.
Solanki R, Mondal N, Mahalakshmy T, Bhat V. Arch Dis Child. 2017;102:655-658.
Pediatric patients are at high risk for medication errors. Researchers conducted a cross-sectional study on 166 infants younger than 3 months who were discharged from the hospital. They found a high frequency of medication errors by caregivers. In keeping with prior research, dose administration errors were the most common type of error.