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Journal Article

Safety events in children's hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masonbrink AR, Harris M, Hall M, et al. Hosp Pediatr. 2021;11(6):e95-e100.

This study analyzed Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDIs) to compare pediatric safety events before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results indicate an increased risk for overall PDIs, but only postoperative sepsis showed increased odds. Given the continuing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, and risk of future pandemics, more efforts are needed to ensure the safety of pediatric patients.