He undressed with excessive caution, and fell asleep congratulating himself that nobody knew of his esca- pade
. He was not aware that the gently-snoring Sid was awake, and had been so for an hour.
Gates, Ph.D., from Macquarie University in Sydney, and colleagues reviewed the incidence and severity of pADEs resulting from medication errors in pediatric inpatient settings.
The researchers found that the incidence was zero to 17 pADEs per 1,000 patient-days, or 1.3 percent of medication errors (of any type), for children in general pediatric wards, compared with zero to 29 pADEs, or 1.5 percent of medication errors, in intensive care units.
The number of PADEs per patient--the primary study outcome--differed significantly between the two groups, with 1.44 per control patient versus 1.05 per intervention patient.
The intervention was associated with a greater reduction in PADEs at discharge (adjusted relative risk 0.68) than at admission (0.62).