Posts Tagged "Medication Errors"

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Chronic Disease, Medical Rewind

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home. A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study. Nearly 700,000 children under 6 years old experienced an out-of-hospital medication error between 2002 and 2012. Out of those episodes, one out of four children was under a year old. As the age of children decreased, the likelihood of an error increased, the study found. Though 94 percent of the mistakes didn’t require medical treatment, the errors led to 25 deaths and about 1,900 critical...

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