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Improving discharge safety in a pediatric emergency department.

Paydar-Darian N, Stack AM, Volpe D, et al. Improving discharge safety in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. Epub 2022 Oct 12. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-054307

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October 26, 2022
Paydar-Darian N, Stack AM, Volpe D, et al. Pediatrics. 2022;150(5):e2021054307.

Errors during the discharge process can lead to return visits and adverse health outcomes. This article describes the implementation of a new standardized discharge process (including a new checklist, provider huddle, and scripted caregiver education) at one children’s hospital. Over a 19-month period, implementation of the revised discharge process led to the elimination of preventable, discharge-related serious safety events and did not result in increased length-of-stay or return visits.

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Paydar-Darian N, Stack AM, Volpe D, et al. Improving discharge safety in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. Epub 2022 Oct 12. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-054307

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