Hospital-reported medical errors in children.

  title={Hospital-reported medical errors in children.},
  author={Anthony D. Slonim and Bonnie J Lafleur and Wendy Ahmed and Jill G. Joseph},
  volume={111 3},
CONTEXT Medical errors are an important problem for hospitalized adult inpatients. However, medical errors in children remain comparatively understudied, and published research has been relatively limited. OBJECTIVES To investigate the national rates of hospital-reported medical errors in pediatric inpatients over the period 1988-1997; and to determine the association of patient and hospital characteristics with the occurrence of hospital-reported medical errors in children. DESIGN, SETTING… CONTINUE READING