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

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Meyers Primary Care Institute



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Child; Great Britain; Home Nursing; Humans; Medication Errors; Medication Systems; Pharmacies; Safety Management; State Medicine


Health Services Research | Pediatrics | Primary Care


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


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

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