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Developing Evidence for New Patient Safety Bundles Through Multihospital Collaboration

Principles of Pediatric Patient Safety: Reducing Harm Due to Medical Care

PIPSQC is pleased to share the recent publication in Pediatrics, entitled "Principles of Pediatric Patient Safety: Reducing Harm Due to Medical Care." This updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reviews the epidemiology of medical errors in children, examines unique issues in safety for pediatric patients, and discusses specific approaches to improving safety in pediatrics. The full publication is available online at: https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/143/2/e20183649 ABSTRACT: Pediatricians render care in an increasingly complex environment, which results in multiple opportunities to cause unintended harm. National awareness of patient safety risks has grown since the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) published its report "To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System" in 1999. Patients and society as a whole continue to challenge health care providers to examine their practic ...

Managing deterioration: using early warning scores across the pathway to support clinical judgement (March 20, 2019)

PIPSQC is pleased to share that NHS Improvement and NHS England will be hosting the upcoming event, entitled "Managing deterioration: using early warning scores across the pathway to support clinical judgement" in London, UK on March 20, 2019. [...] 

Two Decades Since To Err Is Human: An Assessment Of Progress And Emerging Priorities In Patient Safety

PIPSQC is pleased to share the recent special issue of Health Affairs, entitled "Patient Safety." This issue contains a comprehensive look at the latest research on the topic of patient safety. Almost 20 years after the publication of the Institute of Medicine's landmark study, "To Err Is Human," Health Affairs authors examine what progress has been made in the intervening years. [...]
 

Priorities for Pediatric Patient Safety Research

PIPSQC is pleased to share the new publication in Pediatrics, entitled "Priorities for Pediatric Patient Safety Research." In this study, researchers and collaborators from the Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) Network have outlined 24 research priorities for improving pediatric patient care safety. [...]
 

Identifying Pediatric Patients at High Risk for Adverse Events in the Hospital

PIPSQC is pleased to share the new publication in Hospital Pediatrics, entitled "Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in patient safety events for hospitalized children." In this study, investigators used a pediatric global trigger tool to identify disparities in safety events for a large, random sample of pediatric patients across 16 hospitals. Latino children experienced nearly twice the rate of adverse events when compared with white children. Publicly insured children also had a higher adverse event rate. [...]