Average of 63K U.S. Children Experience a Medication Error Each Year, Study Finds
An average of 63,358 children in the U.S. experienced a medication error each year between 2002 and 2012, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The study found that a medication error was reported about every eight minutes between 2002 and 2012. In other words, there were 27 medication mistakes per 10,000 U.S. children under age six each year.
- "Medications Mistakes Common Among Young Children" (Seaman, Reuters, 10/20).