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Serious Medication Errors in Pediatrics: Evaluation of Prevention Strategies

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Patient Safety Foundation
Boston Children’s Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rainu Kaushal, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00153205
First received: September 8, 2005
Last updated: February 14, 2017
Last verified: February 2017

September 8, 2005
February 14, 2017
February 2000
May 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
serious medication errors
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Serious Medication Errors in Pediatrics: Evaluation of Prevention Strategies
Serious Medication Errors in Pediatrics: Evaluation of Prevention Strategies
The purpose of this study is to determine how effective ward-based clinical pharmacists and computerized physician order entry systems are in reducing serious medication errors in pediatric inpatients.
This is a prospective cohort study at Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), before and after the introduction of two distinct interventions. The first intervention at Children's Hospital was the introduction of clinical pharmacists on inpatient pediatric wards to target errors at the stages of physician ordering and nurse transcription. The second intervention is technological: the introduction of physician computer order entry at the BWH neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This intervention will most effectively target errors at the stage of physician ordering, and secondarily address errors at the stage of pharmacy dispensing and nurse transcription. Data on serious medication errors will be collected pre and post each intervention.
Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Medication Errors
Behavioral: computerized physician order entry
  • Placebo Comparator: Introduction of A Clinical Pharmacist
    Intervention: Behavioral: computerized physician order entry
  • Experimental: Technological
    Intervention: Behavioral: computerized physician order entry
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Withdrawn
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May 2007
May 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in the BWH NICU in the study pods during the study period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in other units, non-study pods, or outside of the study period
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
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United States
 
 
NCT00153205
2005-P-000322/1; BWH
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Rainu Kaushal, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • National Patient Safety Foundation
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
Principal Investigator: Rainu Kaushal BWH
Brigham and Women's Hospital
February 2017

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