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Journal Article > Review
The prevalence of dose errors among paediatric patients in hospital wards with and without health information technology: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Gates PJ, Meyerson SA, Baysari MT, Westbrook JI. Drug Saf. 2019;42:13-25.
This meta-analysis examined the role of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) in preventing pediatric dosing errors. Combining the results of 9 studies, researchers estimate that about 5% of pediatric inpatient medication orders contain a dosing error, but it is unclear whether CPOE reduces pediatric dosing errors. The authors call for further studies with controlled designs to determine the effectiveness of CPOE on improving pediatric medication dosing.
Journal Article > Study
Learning from error: identifying contributory causes of medication errors in an Australian hospital.
Nichols P, Copeland T-S, Craib IA, Hopkins P, Bruce DG. Med J Aust. 2008;188:276-279.
Interviews with clinicians who committed medication errors helped to identify contributing factors, which included understaffing and lack of access to prescribing information at the point of care.
Information Exchange System Alert. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; July 18, 2007.
This international announcement provides guidance on the safe administration of the chemotherapeutic agent vincristine.