One in Every Eight Minutes Children Medication is Given Incorrectly

October 20, 2014 1:51 PM

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One in Every Eight Minutes Children Medication is Given Incorrectly

According to a new study, children medication is frequently administered incorrectly. Researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital calculated that in children younger than six-years-old, parents or caregivers accidentally make a medication error for one kid every eight minutes.

"This is more common than people may realize," said Huiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, director of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital, principal investigator at the hospital's Center for Injury Research and Policy. "The numbers we report still underestimate the true ...

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