Medicine mix-ups, accidental overdoses and bad drug reactions harm roughly one out of 15 hospitalized children, according to the first scientific test of a new detection method. That number is far higher than earlier estimates. The data indicate that these kinds of errors and experiencing harm is much more common than people believe. The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality helped develop the detection tool used in the study, which can be found in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics. All parents should read this article if possible.
Source: Associated Press
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