mHealth Intelligence March 4, 2024
Anuja Vaidya

In the ED, physician-related medication error rates were similar after video telehealth and telephone consultations, a new study shows.

There were no significant differences in physician-related medication errors between consultations for critically ill children conducted via telephone or video-based telehealth, according to new research published in JAMA Network Open.

Errors in medication prescribing can result in severe adverse events, though many are preventable. According to the Joint Commission, the risk of this harm is higher among pediatric populations than adult populations due to various factors, including the need for weight-based dosing calculations.

The new study in JAMA Network Open further states that children are three to four times more likely than adults to experience a medication error during an emergency...

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