Medication mistakes common for children

October 20, 2014 1:49 PM

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Medication mistakes common for children

Scientists at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, have found that out-of-hospital medication errors may affect as many as one child every eight minutes.

In the study, the researchers found that the majority of medication errors occurred at children's homes and were made by parents or caretakers. Between the years 2002 and 2012, they found, about 63,000 children younger than age six were affected every year by such errors. The medication errors led t...

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