Higher rates of misdiagnosis in pediatric patients versus adults hospitalized with imported malaria.
Goldman-Yassen AE, Mony VK, Arguin PM, Daily JP. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Oct 15; [Epub ahead of print].
This retrospective single center study found that more than 40% of pediatric patients with malaria were initially misdiagnosed, compared to only 13% of adult patients with malaria. One potential reason for thesediagnostic errors was that children were much more likely to present with prominent abdominal symptoms.
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Medication reconciliation for reducing drug-discrepancy adverse events.
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