Pain as the neglected patient safety concern: Five years on.

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Twycross, AM, Forgeron, P, Chorne, J, Blackman, C and Finley, GA (2016). Pain as the neglected patient safety concern: Five years on. Journal of Child Health Care. 20 (4). https://doi.org/10.1177/1367493516643422
AuthorsTwycross, AM, Forgeron, P, Chorne, J, Blackman, C and Finley, GA
Abstract

Five years ago, we published a commentary in theCanadian Medical Association Journalarguing that inadequately managed pain in children should be considered an adverse event, a harmful patient outcome. We argued that inadequately managed pain meets the definition of an adverse event and further hypothesized that treating pain as an adverse event may improve care by raising health care administrators and quality improvement experts' awareness of this issue. In this article, we reflect on the progress made in both moving this proposition forward and testing out the concept. We then move on to look at what still needs to be done to ensure that children's pain is managed effectively.

Keywordsadverse event; children; paediatrics; pain management
Year2016
JournalJournal of Child Health Care
Journal citation20 (4)
PublisherSage
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1367493516643422
Funder/ClientCanadian Institutes of Health Research
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Deposited10 Aug 2016
Accepted31 Mar 2016
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