Pediatric electronic-prescribing systems improve care by providing weight-based dose calculations. However, they often generate liquid medication doses that are difficult for families or caregivers to measure and administer accurately and do not consider dosing guidelines of the prescribed drug.
This study provides evidence-based and expert-validated rounding recommendations. These data are usable by commercial vendors to improve the rounding capabilities of electronic-prescribing systems. This process should continue with infrequently prescribed medications to improve pediatric prescribing safety. (Read the full article)
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