Risk Watch Quarterly (August '22)

Service: Risk Management
Type: Risk Watch

Editor's Note

The August 2022 issue of Risk Watch includes articles on the three HIROC patient safety drivers: maternal neonate, mental health death by suicide under care, and patient deterioration. You will find articles on association of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy with maternal and perinatal outcomes, an analysis of mortality rates of inpatient suicide attempts, and a study on the impact of real-time automated clinical deterioration alerts on patient outcomes.



Association of SARS-CoV-2 Infection During Pregnancy with Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes

Canadian study examining whether SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes.

McClymont E, Albert AY, Alton GD, Boucoiran I, Castillo E, Fell DB, Kuret V, Poliquin V, Reeve T, Scott H, Sprague AE, Carson G, Cassell K, Crane J, Elwood C, Joynt C, Murphy P, Murphy-Kaulbeck L, Saunders S, Shah P, Snelgrove JW, van Schalkwyk J, Yudin MH, Money D; CANCOVID-Preg Team. JAMA. 2022 May 24;327(20):1983-1991. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.5906. PMID: 35499852; PMCID: PMC9062768.

Excess mortality by suicide in high-risk subgroups of suicide attempters: a prospective study of standardised mortality rates in suicide attempters examined at a medical emergency inpatient unit

Swedish study investigating the putative excess mortality by suicide in suicide attempters across several risk high subgroups. 

Probert-Lindström, S., Öjehagen, A., Ambrus, L., Skogman Pavulans, K., & Berge, J. (2022). BMJ open, 12(5), e054898. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054898.

A scoping review of real-time automated clinical deterioration alerts and evidence of impacts on hospitalised patient outcomes

Australian study examining the impact of systems for detecting and responding to real-time, automated alerts for clinical deterioration on patient outcomes.

Blythe R, Parsons R, White NM, Cook D, McPhail S. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022 Jun 22:bmjqs-2021-014527. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014527. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35732487.


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