Errors detected in 19% of paediatric medication preparations and administrations across five hospitals in London

Siew Siang Chua
August 2010
Evidence Based Medicine;Aug2010, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p123
Academic Journal
The author comments on the study "The Incidence and Nature of Prescribing and Medication Administration Errors in Paediatric Inpatients," by M. A. Ghaleb and colleagues. The author claims that the study design employed by Ghaleb and colleagues was labor intensive and reliable in terms of detecting prescribing and medication administration errors. He adds though, that the five study sites used in the trial should have been randomly selected to provide a healthy representative of the focus area.


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