Principles of pediatric patient safety

Reducing harm due to medical care

Council On Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

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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 practices and implement safety solutions. The depth and breadth of harm incurred by the practice of medicine is still being defined as reports continue to reveal a variety of avoidable errors, from those that involve specific high-risk medications to those that are more generalizable, such as patient misidentification and diagnostic error. Pediatric health care providers in all practice environments benefit from having a working knowledge of patient safety language. Pediatric providers should serve as advocates for best practices and policies with the goal of attending to risks that are unique to children, identifying and supporting a culture of safety, and leading efforts to eliminate avoidable harm in any setting in which medical care is rendered to children. In this Policy Statement, we provide an update to the 2011 Policy Statement “Principles of Pediatric Patient Safety: Reducing Harm Due to Medical Care.”

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20183649
JournalPediatrics
Volume143
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

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National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Health and Medicine Division
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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Council On Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (2019). Principles of pediatric patient safety: Reducing harm due to medical care. Pediatrics, 143(2), [e20183649]. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-3649

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Council On Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 2019, 'Principles of pediatric patient safety: Reducing harm due to medical care', Pediatrics, vol. 143, no. 2, e20183649. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-3649
Council On Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Principles of pediatric patient safety: Reducing harm due to medical care. Pediatrics. 2019 Feb 1;143(2). e20183649. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-3649
Council On Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. / Principles of pediatric patient safety : Reducing harm due to medical care. In: Pediatrics. 2019 ; Vol. 143, No. 2.
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