Journal Article

Pediatric patient safety in emergency departments: unit characteristics and staff perceptions.

Shaw KN; Ruddy RM; Olsen CS; Lillis KA; Mahajan PV; Dean JM; Chamberlain JM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network.

This survey of staff in 21 pediatric emergency departments found wide variations in perception of safety culture. Most departments surveyed did not have dedicated safety committees and did not conduct other structured safety activities.