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All Posts Author: Vieve Paisley, MD

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. [...]

Self-reported adherence to high reliability practices among participants in the Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety Collaborative

Engaging Parents to Help Reduce Medical Errors in the Hospital

PIPSQC is pleased to share the new publication in The BMJ, entitled "Patient safety after implementation of a coproduced family centered communication programme: multicenter before and after intervention study." Results from this PCORI-funded study on improving communication between parents of hospitalized children and clinicians provide insights that could significantly reduce medical errors harmful to patients. [...]

High-quality health systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era: time for a revolution

PIPSQC is pleased to share the recent publication by The Lancet Global Health Commission on High-Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era (HQSS Commission) entitled "High-quality health systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era: time for a revolution." The article presents the findings of the Commission's analysis on the quality of care available to people in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) across health needs included in the SDGs. [...]

Partnering with pediatric patients and families in high reliability to identify and reduce preventable safety events

PIPSQC is pleased to share the new publication in Patient Experience Journal entitled "Partnering with pediatric patients and families in high reliability to identify and reduce preventable safety events." This article describes how one hospital built a toolkit to engage family members as partners to improve safety. The organization applied high reliability concepts to identify, recognize, and support projects at the hospital to successfully use patients' perspectives to design improvements. [...]