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Body mass index category and adverse events in hospitalized children.

Halvorson EE, Thurtle DP, Easter A, et al. Body mass index category and adverse events in hospitalized children. Acad Pediatr. 2022;22(5):747-753. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.09.004

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July 27, 2022
Halvorson EE, Thurtle DP, Easter A, et al. Acad Pediatr. 2022;22(5):747-753.

Previous research has identified an association between patient weight and certain adverse events and patient safety threats, such as medication dosing errors and airway management. After analyzing data for pediatric patients discharged from a single children’s hospital, researchers in this study did not identify an association between patient body mass index (BMI) and the rate, severity, or preventability of adverse events.

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Halvorson EE, Thurtle DP, Easter A, et al. Body mass index category and adverse events in hospitalized children. Acad Pediatr. 2022;22(5):747-753. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.09.004