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Diagnostic Error Index: a quality improvement initiative to identify and measure diagnostic errors

PIPSQC is pleased to share the new publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, entitled "Diagnostic Error Index: a quality improvement initiative to identify and measure diagnostic errors" - as well as the related editorial, "When Measuring Is More Important than Measurement: The Importance of Measuring Diagnostic Errors in Health Care."

In addition, PIPSQC is pleased to highlight the new publication in Pediatric Quality & Safety (PQS), entitled "Better Outcomes for Hospitalized Children through Safe Transitions: A Quality Improvement Project."

Also of note are the following resources on pediatric patient safety:

PEDIATRIC PATIENT SAFETY
Association of Laboratory Test Abnormalities With Mortality Risk in Pediatric Intensive Care
Pediatric Quality & Safety (PQS) journal - January/February 2021 Issue
Supporting recovery after adverse events: an essential component of surgeon well-being

PATIENT SAFETY
Advancing Diagnostic Safety Research: Results of a Systematic Research Priority Setting Exercise
Exploring the theory, barriers and enablers for patient and public involvement across health, social care and patient safety: a systematic review of reviews
ISMP - Start the Year Off Right by Preventing These Top 10 Medication Errors and Hazards from 2020
Next Frontier of Healthcare Quality Improvement: Remaining Gaps and Priorities
PSMF - Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) Blueprint - Workplace Safety

Last but not least are the recent articles below on COVID-19 and children:

COVID-19 and PATIENT SAFETY
Joint Commission - Sentinel Event Alert 62: Health care workers in the midst of crisis

MULTISYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME IN CHILDREN (MIS-C)
Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19-associated Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - MIS-C Clinical Pathway
Inflammatory Markers of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children (MIS-C) and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Meta-Analysis

COVID-19 and CHILDREN
Case Report: Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Keto-Acidosis in a Child With COVID-19
Effect of the new SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 on children and young people
Moderna doesn't expect Covid vaccine data for young children until 2022, CEO says
Neonates Born to Mothers With COVID-19: Data From the Spanish Society of Neonatology Registry
Silence of the Lambs: The Immunological and Molecular Mechanisms of COVID-19 in Children in Comparison with Adults

SECONDARY EFFECTS of COVID-19 on CHILDREN
Shining a light on oxygen scarcity

COVID-19 and SCHOOL REOPENINGS
AAP updates guidance for in-school education