Document Type : Original Article


Pediatrics Department, Child Growth and Development Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


Medication errors (ME) and adverse drug reactions still continue to be the important 
factors for out- and in-patient treatments. MEs are critical troubles in all hospitalized 
populations that can increase length of hospital stay, expenses, mortality and morbidity. In 
many countries, clinical pharmacists have been involved in reducing MEs from years ago. 
A growing body of evidence suggests that pharmacist interventions have major impact on 
reducing MEs in pediatric patients, thus improving the quality and efficiency of care provided. 
This paper presents a literature review on the role of clinical pharmacists in reducing MEs, 
and underscores the importance of pharmacist-physician-patient collaboration for all patients 
notably in the pediatric age group.


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