Many pediatric cancer patients receive wrong medications 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 resulted in injury and 40 had 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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