Prescription Order Risk Factors for Pediatric Dosing Alerts

International Journal of Medical Informatics

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A retrospective analysis of inpatient medication orders and dosing alerts at a large, academic, pediatric medical center. Pediatric orders had higher odds for an alert compared to adult orders. The alert rate was highest for immunosuppressive agents (> 50% alert rate), medications for neonates (6.7%), orders for rectal administration (9.5%), and orders for continuous infusion (7.9%). Orders for albuterol continuous aerosol and heparin injection solution had near-100% alert rates. Opioid alerts had among the lowest alert rates, at 7.4%. There was also a temporal analysis that indicated that January was

Stultz 2015 (Link) | PubMed 25466381 | Author Search
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