Characteristics of pediatric chemotherapy medication errors in a national error reporting database

Michael L. Rinke, Andrew D. Shore, Laura Morlock, Rodney W. Hicks, Marlene R. Miller

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Abstract

BACKGROUND. Little is known regarding chemotherapy medication errors in pediatrics despite studies suggesting high rates of overall pediatric medication errors. In this study, the authors examined patterns in pediatric chemotherapy errors. METHODS. The authors queried the United States Pharmacopeia MEDMARX database, a national, voluntary, Internet-accessible error reporting system, for all error reports from 1999 through 2004 that involved chemotherapy medications and patients aged

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-195
Number of pages10
JournalCancer
Volume110
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Medication errors
  • MEDMARX
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics

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  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Characteristics of pediatric chemotherapy medication errors in a national error reporting database. / Rinke, Michael L.; Shore, Andrew D.; Morlock, Laura; Hicks, Rodney W.; Miller, Marlene R.

In: Cancer, Vol. 110, No. 1, 01.07.2007, p. 186-195.

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Rinke, Michael L. ; Shore, Andrew D. ; Morlock, Laura ; Hicks, Rodney W. ; Miller, Marlene R. / Characteristics of pediatric chemotherapy medication errors in a national error reporting database. In: Cancer. 2007 ; Vol. 110, No. 1. pp. 186-195.
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