Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) in Ambulatory Pediatrics
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to determine the rates of medication errors in pediatric outpatients in 6 office practices. Further, we wish to determine the effectiveness of a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system in reducing errors.
Pediatric Patients With a Variety of Medical Conditions.
Device: Computerized Physician Order Entry
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Ambulatory Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) in Pediatrics|
- Medication Errors
- Adverse Drug Events
|Study Start Date:||September 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2005|
This study has the following 2 goals:
Aim 1: To determine the rates, types, and predictors of medication errors and ADEs.
Aim 2: To perform a trial assessing the effectiveness of an intervention (CPOE) on reducing serious medication errors.
We hypothesize that:
- Medication errors and ADEs are frequent in ambulatory pediatrics.
- Presence of the following predictors will be associated with higher error rates: cultural, racial, socioeconomic, educational, and linguistic barriers to communication, understanding, and successful completion of prescribed therapies; complex medical or chronic medical conditions; complex medication regimens; non-physician providers with limited clinical experience; high provider workloads; and complex prescription refill systems.
- Prevention strategies, including both technology-based and behavioral/ human factors-based interventions, will be effective and cost-effective in reducing rates of serious medication errors (defined as preventable ADEs and non-intercepted potential ADEs).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00229671
|Contact: Carol Keohane||617 525 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Brigham and Women's Hospital||Recruiting|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02120|
|Contact: Carol Keohane 617-525-6669 email@example.com|
|Contact: Rainu Kaushal 212 746 1703 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Rainu Kaushal|
|Principal Investigator:||Rainu Kaushal||Brigham and Women's Hospital|