The Effects of Resident Level of Training on the Rate of Pediatric Prescription Errors in an Academic Emergency Department

A retrospective study of weight-based dosing errors (>10% variance) committed by residents at either the beginning or end of their training. Error rates were not significantly different between the beginning and end of the academic year. Error rates (16% of prescriptions were out of dosing bounds) were similar to previously reported reports. Most of the errors were of no consequence to the patient and were errors only in the sense that they departed form published dose ranges.

Pacheco 2012 (The Journal of Emergency Medicine) | PubMed 22464610 | Author Search

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