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Health and social care-associated harm amongst vulnerable children in primary care: mixed methods analysis of national safety reports.

Omar A, Rees P, Cooper A, et al. Health and social care-associated harm amongst vulnerable children in primary care: mixed methods analysis of national safety reports. Arch Dis Child. 2020;105(8):731-777. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2019-318406.

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April 1, 2020
Omar A, Rees P, Cooper A, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2020;105(8):731-777.

Using a national database of patient safety incident reports in the United Kingdom, this study characterized primary care-related incidents among vulnerable children and used thematic analysis to identify priority areas for systems improvement. Over 1,100 incident reports were identified; nearly half resulted in some degree of harm but most (39%) were considered ‘low harm.’ Children with  protection-related vulnerabilities experienced harm from unsafe care more frequently than children with social-, psychological, or physical vulnerabilities. The authors identified system priority action areas to mitigate harm among vulnerable children, including improving provider access to accurate information and reducing delays in provider referrals.

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Omar A, Rees P, Cooper A, et al. Health and social care-associated harm amongst vulnerable children in primary care: mixed methods analysis of national safety reports. Arch Dis Child. 2020;105(8):731-777. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2019-318406.

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