Half of pediatric heart drug errors made in babies under age 1

07/10/2009 | Sun (Baltimore), The

A Johns Hopkins study of 2003 to 2004 data found half of errors in dispensing pediatric heart drugs were made in children under the age of 1 and 90% of those were children younger than 6 months. Only 4% of the errors resulted in patient harm, and none resulted in death, the study in Pediatrics noted.

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