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Thomas H. Gallagher, MD; Wendy Levinson, MD; June 2004
A child is mistakenly vaccinated for hepatitis A, rather than B. Despite forthright disclosure and no evident harm to the child, the father becomes incredibly angry at the providers.
Special or Theme Issue
The 13 articles in this special issue cover topics on the role of ergonomics in patient safety.
Wisc Med J. 2006:105;1-86.
This special issue includes articles on programs and initiatives to improve the safety of health care. It also includes proceedings from a 2006 Wisconsin conference on patient safety.
FDA Public Health Advisory [US Food and Drug Administration Web site]. March 11, 2008.
This announcement alerts parents and health care professionals about the potentially fatal dangers of Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension, a prescription cough medicine that should not be used in children younger than 6 years.
Journal Article > Study
Gaither JR, Shabanova V, Leventhal JM. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1:e186558.
Despite widespread efforts to curb opioid prescribing, opioid misuse remains a patient safety crisis. This observational study used mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to estimate opioid-related mortality among children between 1999 and 2016. During this period, opioid-related mortality increased significantly, with an overall rate of nearly 1 per 100,000. Opioid-related mortality was highest for adolescents ages 15 to 19 and was significantly higher for males compared with females. These results underscore the importance of addressing the opioid epidemic in order to improve pediatric patient safety. A previous PSNet interview discussed the opioid epidemic and strategies to address this growing patient safety concern.