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What is Known:
• Large knowledge gaps exist for medicine use in children and adolescents concerning appropriate dosing, efficacy, and safety aspects.
• Off-label medicine use is common in the treatment of children and adolescents.
What is New:
• We present a comprehensive survey of current prescription patterns for children and adolescents in Austria and define a hit list of pediatric medicines, as basis for developing an evidence-based information platform for health care professionals.
• Anti-infectives, medicines for respiratory tract system, and pain medication are most frequently prescribed.