Retrospective review of emergency response activations during a 13-year period at a tertiary care children's hospital.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
- Critical Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Neonatology and Intensive Care
This study found that 39% of emergency response activations occurred in children younger than age 1 year, with the most common admission diagnosis related to cardiac disease. The authors suggest that young children with known comorbidities may benefit from more deliberate patient planning, placement, staffing, and early ICU intervention.