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Journal Article

Delayed Admissions to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Progression of Disease or Errors in Emergency Department Management

Czolgosz T, Cashen K, Farooqi A, et al. Pediatric emergency care. 2019;35:568-574.

Transitions of care happen multiple times in a patient’s hospital stay and are common times for preventable errors. This study evaluated the impact of errors in the emergency department management of pediatric patients who were admitted and then transferred to the pediatric ICU (PICU) within 12 hours of admission.  PICU transfers after an ED management error had significantly shorter floor length of stay, longer PICU stays, and received more interventions.