The incidence of adverse events and medical error in pediatrics.

  title={The incidence of adverse events and medical error in pediatrics.},
  author={Paul Sharek and David Classen},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={53 6},
In its 2000 report, To Err is Human, the Institute of Medicine concluded that between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths per year occur in United States hospitals as a result of error. These data have resulted in calls for further research, regulatory interventions, third-party payer involvement, and health care organization initiatives to improve this situation. Studies of pediatric inpatients suggest that medication-related harm occurs at a rate as high as 11.1 per 100 admissions, and hospital-related… CONTINUE READING

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