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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2005 Aug;52(4):979-93, vii.

The safety of inpatient pediatrics: preventing medical errors and injuries among hospitalized children.

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Inpatient Pediatrics Service, Children's Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. christopher.landrigan@childrens.harvard.edu

Abstract

This article explores the current state of knowledge about the safety of hospitalized patients in general and patients in pediatric settings in particular. It discusses approaches to evaluating patient safety and reviews the current literature on adverse events and errors in hospitals. The article also discusses strategies proven effective in reducing medical errors and some of the barriers to implementing these strategies that must be overcome.

PMID:
16009253
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2005.05.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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