Data from EHRs points to too-high acetaminophen doses

11/13/2012 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

Some hospital patients are receiving higher doses of acetaminophen than recommended despite procedures to prevent such errors, raising the risks patients may encounter toxicity and acute liver failure, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers reviewed electronic medication administration record data and found 4% of more than 14,000 patients received higher-than-recommended dosages.

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