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Meurer JR, Yang H, Guse CE, Scanlon MC, Layde PM, and the Wisconsin Medical Injury Prevention Program Research Group. Qual Saf Health Care. 2006;15:202-207.
This AHRQ–funded study applied new screening criteria to capture health care injuries that occurred before hospitalization, in addition to those during a hospitalization. Investigators used the Wisconsin Medical Injury Prevention Program (WMIPP) screening method to analyze more than 318,000 pediatric discharges from 134 hospitals. The overall rate of medical injuries was 3.4%, with the most frequent areas for improvement around medications, procedures, and devices. The authors suggest that use of the WMIPP screening process may serve as an important method to survey patient safety in large population-based samples.
Journal Article > Commentary
Rathore MH, Jackson MA, AAP Committee on Infections Diseases. Pediatrics. 2017;140:e20172857.
Patient safety in the ambulatory environment has received less attention than hospital settings. This guideline provides recommendations to reduce transmission of infectious agents in pediatric ambulatory care, such as policy review and development, education for personnel, and hand hygiene precautions.