Pediatric Adverse Drug Events
Pediatric Adverse Drug Events

Pediatric Adverse Drug Events can have more serious side effects in children when compared to adults. Therefore, the processes in place to avoid these adverse drug events must be specific to the pediatric population.

Summary

Between 2008 to 2012, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reported there were over 45,000 adverse drug events in children less than 18 years old and 64% of the ADEs (29,298) involved a serious injury. The potential for harm in hospitals that do not specialize in children is higher

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