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The Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) Network is an unparalleled, collaborative effort among children’s hospitals working to transform pediatric patient safety in pursuit of an urgent mission: to eliminate serious harm across all children’s hospitals. The Network has compelling evidence that shows that if the SPS Prevention Bundles are implemented reliably, the Network will reduce harm.

Employing high-reliability concepts and quality improvement science methods, SPS is focused on reducing harm by preventing readmissions, serious safety events, and the ten hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) below:

Annual Reports

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Through implementation of the Network’s best practices, children are being protected from harm. Since 2012, this national effort has saved 13,952 children from serious harm and led to an estimated savings of $249.4 million, with a consistent upward trend in harm prevented every month (as of January 2019).

Click on the charts below to view the SPS Results for Readmissions and the hospital-acquired conditions.

Adverse Drug Events Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Rate Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection Rate Falls (Moderate or Greater Injury Rate) Pressure Injuries Rate Readmissions Within 7 Days Rate Surgical Site Infections Rate Venous Thromboembolism Event Rate
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