Surveillance system reduces medication errors in pediatric hospital

04/22/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Conducting a prospective review of all chemotherapy orders at the time of submission reduced medication errors by 50% at Children's of Alabama in Birmingham between 2008 and 2011, according to a study in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer. Researchers looked at more than 20,000 chemotherapy orders and found that the staff surveillance system was able to intercept 92% of the errors before being delivered to the patient.

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