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Determine the effectiveness of a structured systems-oriented morbidity and mortality conference in improving the process of reviewing and responding to adverse events in a PICU.
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Safety-net hospitals disproportionately care for high-risk patients. Prior work has shown safety-net hospitals to have inferior postoperative outcomes with higher cost and worse patient ratings. We ai...
We performed a retrospective, observational study of patients who had spent > 14 days in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of our hospital from 2011 to 2013. Specifically, long-term mortali...
Perinatal opioid use disorder (OUD) represents a maternal-child health crisis in the United States. Untreated, OUD is associated with maternal and neonatal morbidity due to infectious disease, polysub...
Many cases of maternal mortality and morbidity are preventable. A delayed response to clinical warning signs contributes to preventability. Therefore, the National Partnership for Maternal Safety devi...
OBJECTIVEThe absence of a commonly accepted standardized classification system for complication reporting confounds the recognition, objective reporting, management, and avoidance of perioperative adv...
Children who are critically ill often require large amounts of fluid during their acute illness. It has been shown in multiple studies that appropriate administration of fluid decreases mo...
Recent decreases in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) mortality rates have been offset by increased morbidity and length of stay for vulnerable young patients. Heavy sedation, bedrest, ...
The project seeks to study the use of an navigator-based intervention called "PICU Supports." The study will test the impact of PICU Supports during and after PICU discharge on parent outc...
The PICU-Diary study is a prospective single centre pilot study in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit at McMaster Children's Hospital. We will evaluate the impressions of family caregivers a...
Stage 1 - Evaluation of Status of Early Enteral Nutrition in critically ill children in the PICU (EREN in PICU). In critically ill children, there is no data on the factors influenced the...
Work that consists of a conference of physicians on their observations of a patient at the bedside, regarding the physical state, laboratory and other diagnostic findings, clinical manifestations, results of current therapy, etc. A clinical conference usually ends with a confirmation or correction of clinical findings by a pathological diagnosis performed by a pathologist. "Clinical conference" is often referred to as a "clinico-pathological conference."
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
An acute, transmissible, infectious disease associated with high MORTALITY and MORBIDITY in young turkeys (poults). It is characterized by DIARRHEA; ANOREXIA; growth depression, and immune dysfunction. The cause is unknown but astroviruses (AVASTROVIRUS) and coronaviruses (CORONAVIRUS, TURKEY) have been isolated from diseased poults and are thought to cause the enteritis and increased susceptibility to bacterial infections.
Enlargement of the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart. This increase in ventricular mass is often attributed to PULMONARY HYPERTENSION and is a contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.