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September 17, 2021
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Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

Pediatric Adverse Drug Events
Pediatric Adverse Drug Events

Executive Summary

The Problem The potential for adverse medication or drug-related errors is three times higher in the pediatric and neonatal populations than in the adult population (The Joint Commission, 2008). The Cost Studies estimate there exists an 11.1% adverse drug rate in the hospitalized pediatric population, with 2.5% leading to harm (The

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