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Letters Dosage errors in paediatrics

Response from BNF for Children

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 21 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2926
  1. George Rylance, chairman, Paediatric Formulary Committee1,
  2. Shama Wagle, assistant editor1
  1. 1BNF for Children, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, London SE1 7JN
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    The high rate of medication errors reported in children is concerning,1 although the majority result in “no harm” or ”low harm.”2

    Doses in the BNF for Children (BNFC) are standardised according to weight, body surface area, or age, and reflect the available evidence and clinical experience of their safety and efficacy. Although …

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