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.
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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 ...