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Type: Journal article
Title: CareTrack Kids - part 3. Adverse events in children's healthcare in Australia: study protocol for a retrospective medical record review
Author: Hibbert, P.
Hallahan, A.
Muething, S.
Lachman, P.
Hooper, T.
Wiles, L.
Jaffe, A.
White, L.
Wheaton, G.
Runciman, W.
Dalton, S.
Williams, H.
Braithwaite, J.
Citation: BMJ Open, 2015; 5(4):e007750-1-e007750-8
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 2044-6055
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Peter D Hibbert, Andrew R Hallahan, Stephen E Muething, Peter Lachman, Tamara D Hooper, Louise K Wiles, Adam Jaffe, Les White, Gavin R Wheaton, William B Runciman, Sarah Dalton, Helena M Williams, Jeffrey Braithwaite
Abstract: A high-quality health system should deliver care that is free from harm. Few large-scale studies of adverse events have been undertaken in children's healthcare internationally, and none in Australia. The aim of this study is to measure the frequency and types of adverse events encountered in Australian paediatric care in a range of healthcare settings.A form of retrospective medical record review, the Institute of Healthcare Improvement's Global Trigger Tool, will be modified to collect data. Records of children aged <16 years managed during 2012 and 2013 will be reviewed. We aim to review 6000-8000 records from a sample of healthcare practices (hospitals, general practices and specialists).Human Research Ethics Committee approvals have been received from the Sydney Children's Hospital Network, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, and the Women's and Children's Hospital Network in South Australia. An application is under review with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The authors will submit the results of the study to relevant journals and undertake national and international oral presentations to researchers, clinicians and policymakers.
Keywords: Humans
Description: Published 8 April 2015
Rights: This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See:
RMID: 0030026436
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007750
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