Common errors to avoid making!

Where you are asked for total quantities for courses of treatment and the dose is given in mg but the answer is in tablets. Work out the amount for each dose in tablets and then multiply up. If you work out the total amount in mg first and then divide by the strength of the tablet you will get the wrong answer.

Chemotherapy doses
Often calculated from the patient’s weight and often a dose range. If you are at the maximum of the range, never round up, as this will put you over the maximum of the range.
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