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    The vast majority of medicines have been developed for adults. Consequently, the prescribing of medicines for children must take into account their pharmacodynamic characteristics and must be calculated individually according to the degree of prematurity, the age, the weight or body area and the clinical condition. Medication errors are the most common type of medical errors, notably in children, due to dosage errors or prescribtion of inappropriate medicines. The best way to avoid them lies in the use of prescribing software, the involvement of pharmacists in care units, and proper communication between prescribing doctors, caregivers, pharmacists and families. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.


    Jean-Christophe Mercier, Nina Droz, Clara Bourgade, Audrey Vizeneux, Marie Cotillon, Thibault de Groc. Specificities of prescribing medicines for children]. Soins. Pédiatrie, puériculture. 2016 May-Jun(290):12-6

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