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Children's doses should be measurable
  1. N A Caldwell1,2,
  2. O Rackham1
  1. 1Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral, UK
  2. 2Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  1. Correspondence to Neil A Caldwell, Consultant Pharmacist, Children's Services Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Upton, Wirral CH49 5PE, UK; neil.caldwell{at}nhs.net

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We read with interest the suggestion that dosing charts may reduce gentamicin prescribing errors.1

We fully support the concept but raise question with some of the detail.

British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) advises against the use of unnecessary decimal points.2 They may be misinterpreted or misread and result in 10-fold overdose.3 Doses in the neonatal table include trailing zeros. We would suggest that the information presented should …

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