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Manipulated Oral and Rectal Drugs in a Paediatric Swedish University Hospital, a Registry-Based Study Comparing Two Study-Years, Ten Years Apart
Dalarna University, School of Health and Welfare, Caring Science/Nursing. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
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2023 (English)In: Pharmaceuticals, E-ISSN 1424-8247, Vol. 16, no 1, article id 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This is a registry-based study with the aim of describing and comparing the frequency of manipulations of solid oral and rectal medicines in 2009 and 2019 at inpatient units and an emergency department in a paediatric hospital within a Swedish university hospital. All patients aged 1 month-18 years with oral or rectal administrations were included. In total, 140,791 oral and rectal administrations were included in 2009, and 167,945 oral and rectal administrations were included in 2019. The frequency of patients receiving at least one manipulated oral medicine decreased between the study years, both in inpatient units and in the emergency department (from 19% to 17%, p = 0.0029 and from 11% to 5%, p < 0.0001, respectively). The frequency of patients receiving a manipulated rectal medicine also decreased between the study years, both in inpatient units and in the emergency department (from 22% to 10%, p < 0.0001 and from 35% to 7% 2019, p < 0.0001, respectively). The results show a decrease in the manipulation of both oral and rectal medicines to paediatric patients in 2019 compared to 2009. Even though this implies a safer practice, there is still a pronounced lack of child-friendly dosage forms and suitable strengths enabling the safe administration of medicines to sick children. 

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MDPI, 2023. Vol. 16, no 1, article id 8
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dosage form; dosing accuracy; manipulation; medicine; oral; paediatric; rectal
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Pharmacology and Toxicology Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-44987DOI: 10.3390/ph16010008ISI: 000927138700001PubMedID: 36678505Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85146663248OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-44987DiVA, id: diva2:1724692
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