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In-situ simulation to ‘road test’ a new paediatric clinical decision unit: mitigating the risk from latent safety threats

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  • Contributors Both authors meet ICMJE criteria for authorship. AA conceived of the idea, organised focus groups and liaised with the Paediatric and Emergency departments. KB and AA jointly designed and ran the simulations and debriefs and coordinated with the medical education department. AA liaised with the emergency department and facilities department to resolve latent safety threats. KB analysed the focus group and simulation data and wrote the manuscript and figure. Both authors edited and approved the final manuscript and figure. Members of the medical education department helped facilitate simulations and members of the Paediatric and Emergency departments voluntarily participated in the focus groups, simulations and debriefs.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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