Economic analysis PédAMINES
Medication errors in pediatric emergency care might have severe consequences on the health of young patients. It is commonly accepted that medication errors increase the probability of adverse events (AE) occurring, with direct potential implications for patient outcomes and health care costs. Medication errors are particularly common in pediatric emergency care because of specific dosage practice (i.e., weight-based, and age-based) and the highly stressful environment. In this context, a team at the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) developed and tested a mobile application “PedAMINES” aimed at reducing errors in emergency pediatric care. The effectiveness of the application in reducing errors has been demonstrated in a randomized simulation-based study (Siebert et al. 2019). Our project intends to complement the work of the PedAMINES team by assessing the potential cost-effectiveness of the App. Specifically, we will conduct an economic evaluation combining evidence from the simulation-based trial, published literature, as well as local data on errors and costs.