Many pediatric cancer patients experience medication errors at home

04/29/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

U.S. researchers observed 242 medication administrations in the homes of 92 pediatric cancer patients and found that 72 of them were erroneous. Of these errors, four caused serious injury and 40 had the potential for injury. Medication errors were more likely to involve nonchemotherapy drugs than chemotherapy drugs, according to the study in the journal Pediatrics.

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