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Abelson R. New York Times. December 15, 2022.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Newman-Toker DE, Peterson SM, Badihian S, et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2022. AHRQ Publication No. 22(23)-EHC043.
Patient falls are a never event and a frequent focus of patient safety and quality improvement projects. This pediatric ICU implemented a colored alert system based on fall risk assessments for all admitted patients.
Appropriate follow-up of incidental abnormal radiological findings is an ongoing patient safety challenge. Inadequate follow-up can contribute to missed or delayed diagnosis, potentially resulting in poorer patient outcomes. This study describes implementation of an electronic health record-based referral system for patients with incidental radiologic finding in the emergency room.