A medical mistake made during pediatric care may seem like a nightmare for California parents. Doctor errors, including medication mistakes, can have significant effects on a child's health and well-being. In some cases, these kinds of errors derive from a surprising source: the electronic health records (EHRs) used to track a child's health and treatment. These systems often have clunky workflows and imprecise entry systems that can make some types of medication errors more likely.
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