- •Merging databases is an effective practice to identify AE and patient safety risks in trauma populations for evidence-based practice.
- •Found a PICU AE rate of 1.23 events/patient, decubitus ulcers most common (15%), with TBI severity the most important factor to increase odds of AE.
- •First study to report higher median costs for PICU AE patients ($121,234 vs. $53,341 no AE; p=0.031) in this high acuity pediatric sTBI population.
- •Regular AE monitoring demonstrates the Trauma Registry supports the performance improvement process for ACS verification.
- •It promotes performance improvement by implementing targeted, evidence-based prevention strategies to optimize patient outcomes and safety.
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