May 1, 2007

Kids at highest risk of periop med errors

By: OR Manager

Children are at the highest risk of harmful drug errors during perioperative care-nearly 12% of pediatric errors were harmful, compared with 5% overall. In most cases, the harm was temporary. But 4 patients died, in-cluding 1 child, according to an analysis of 11,000 perioperative med errors. The 7-year study was released in March by MEDMARX, a national database for tracking and trending adverse drug events. The OR was the site…

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