New Study Finds Majority of Errors in Chemotherapy for Children Due to Pharmacy Error

HealthDay News cited a recent study in that found that many of the harmful errors in chemotherapy for pediatric cancer patients are caused by dispensing or administration mistakes rather than by prescribing errors. According to the study, 85 percent of the drug errors were not detected until the child received the medication, and about 16 percent required an escalation of care as a result of the errors.

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