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How to avoid paediatric medication errors: a user’s guide to the literature


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.1 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.2 This report calls for a review of paediatric medication delivery systems to assess safety for children.

  • medication error
  • patient safety
  • medical error
  • information technology

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