Parents and Medical Mistakes

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Every 8 minutes, a child under age 6 becomes the victim of a medical mistake made by a parent or caregiver, according to a new study at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio. Findings show that 95 percent of injuries were treated at home or a non-health care facility, 27 percent were given the same medication twice and 18 percent received the wrong dose. Learn more at (search for “medication errors”).

Katherine Kopp is a freelance writer and editor in Chapel Hill.

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