Reducing medical errors in the care of children

September 1, 2004

Recent studies are documenting the special vulnerability of pediatric patients to medical errors and suggesting approaches to reduce the toll:

Recent studies are documenting the special vulnerability of pediatric patients to medical errors and suggesting approaches to reduce the toll:

US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson testified before the House Ways and Means Committee last month, promoting an administration plan to establish a national electronic health records (EHR) system within the next 10 years. A fully implemented system would include electronic prescribing.