Study examines errors in outpatient cancer treatment

12/31/2008 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Incorrect doses and other medical errors occurred during 7% of chemotherapy visits for adults and 19% of visits for children, a U.S. study that looked at errors in medications given to cancer patients in clinics or at home found. Researchers said improved communication, including better education for parents treating children at home, could help prevent many of the errors.

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