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August NaN, 2001

Medication Errors in Children

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing Editor


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JAMA. 2001;286(8):915. doi:10.1001/jama.286.8.915

To the Editor: Dr Kaushal and colleagues1 reported that more than 93% of the medication errors they identified in children might have been prevented by computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and ward-based clinical pharmacists. The problem of medication errors in pediatric inpatients has been known for some time. We reported the value of clinical pharmacist involvement in preventing medication errors in children's hospitals in 1987.2

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