TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Siew Siang Chua
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Evidence Based Medicine;Aug2010, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
74071264

 

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