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How to avoid paediatric medication errors: a user's guide to the literature
Meyers Primary Care Institute Publications and Presentations
  • Kathleen E. Walsh, UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • Rainu Kaushal, Boston University
  • John B. Chessare, Boston University/Boston Medical Center
UMMS Affiliation
Meyers Primary Care Institute
Date
7-1-2005
Document Type
Article
Medical Subject Headings
Child; Great Britain; Home Nursing; Humans; Medication Errors; Medication Systems; Pharmacies; Safety Management; State Medicine
Abstract

The National Health Service, in its report An organisation with memory, has called for a fundamental rethinking of the way the healthcare system learns from error. The NHS further details its goal to reduce serious medication errors by 40% in a second report entitled Building a safer NHS: improving medication safety. This report calls for a review of paediatric medication delivery systems to assess safety for children.

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Citation: Arch Dis Child. 2005 Jul;90(7):698-702. Link to article on publisher's website
Comments

At the time of publication, Kathleen Walsh was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Related Resources
Link to article in PubMed
PubMed ID
15970610
Citation Information
Kathleen E. Walsh, Rainu Kaushal and John B. Chessare. "How to avoid paediatric medication errors: a user's guide to the literature" Vol. 90 Iss. 7 (2005) ISSN: 1468-2044
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kathleenwalsh/8/