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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012 Dec;59(6):1293-306. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.09.002. Epub 2012 Oct 10.

Reducing mortality related to adverse events in children.

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Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.


Since the launch of the 100,000 Lives Campaign by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), preventing medical adverse events to reduce avoidable mortality has emerged as a central focus for health care providers, institutions, regulators, insurance companies, and patients. Evidence-based interventions targeting the 6 interventions in the campaign have been associated with a reduction in preventable hospital deaths in the United States. The generalizability of the IHI's campaign to the pediatric population is only partly applicable. Pediatric experiences with rapid response teams and preventing central-line infections parallel the published experience of adults, with promise to significantly reduce preventable pediatric mortality.

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