Journal Article

Barriers and facilitators to implementing a process to enable parent escalation of care for the deteriorating child in hospital.

Gill FJ, Leslie GD, Marshall AP. Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy. 2018;21:1095-1103.

Prior research has shown that parents can be valuable partners in safety, identifying adverse events and errors not captured by other means. Investigators studied the implementation of a parent escalation of care process in a pediatric hospital. Although there was support for the process among staff, barriers included a low level of parent awareness of the process and concerns about parents' abilities to accurately identify clinical concerns.