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

Shaw KN, Ruddy RM, Olsen CS, et al. Pediatric patient safety in emergency departments: unit characteristics and staff perceptions. Pediatrics. 2009;124(2):485-93. doi:10.1542/peds.2008-2858.

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August 19, 2009
Shaw KN, Ruddy RM, Olsen CS, et al. Pediatrics. 2009;124(2):485-93.

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.

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Shaw KN, Ruddy RM, Olsen CS, et al. Pediatric patient safety in emergency departments: unit characteristics and staff perceptions. Pediatrics. 2009;124(2):485-93. doi:10.1542/peds.2008-2858.