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Richard J. Brilli, MD and Richard E. McClead Jr., MD, MHA
ISSN: 2472-0054
Frequency: Continuous publication with bimonthly compilations

Pediatric Quality & Safety is now indexed on ESCI, PubMed Central and DOAJ

We are delighted to announce that Pediatric Quality & Safety has been accepted for indexing on ESCI, the Emerging Sources Citation Index, ​PubMed Central and The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

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We would like to thank all authors who have submitted their work to the journal and have contributed to the journal's success​.

Volume 6, November/December 2021, S - Symposium Proceedings: Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) Proceedings 2020-2021
Published November/December 2021
Other Supplements

Use of Lean Healthcare to Improve Hospital Throughput and Reduce LOS

Mangum, Christopher D.; Andam-Mejia, Rachel L.; Hale, Leslie R.; More

Pediatric Quality and Safety. 6(5):e473, September/October 2021.

A QI Partnership to Decrease CT Use for Pediatric Appendicitis in the Community Hospital Setting

Goldman, Michael P.; Lynders, William; Crain, Michael; More

Pediatric Quality and Safety. 6(5):e479, September/October 2021.

​​​​​Pediatric Quality and Safety (PQS) is a peer-reviewed, open access, online periodical dedicated to providing healthcare professionals a forum to disseminate the results of quality improvement and patient safety initiatives that impact the lives of children from newborn to young adulthood.  The journal expects to publish articles across a broad array of topics related to quality improvement including but not limited to QI methodologies and QI tool schools, QI related M & M, collaborative and network QI research, value and payment reform, population health, human factors helping to improve performance, guidelines and pathways, QI organizational structure, and QI education for staff and trainees.

Manuscript submission is open to all individuals from around the world interested in improving the health and well-being of children and young adults.  PQS provides an open-access venue for the publication of those quality improvement and patient safety-related studies sponsored by private and public funding agencies that require open access publication of study results.  As an open access journal, PQS offers its content for free to any viewer.  Authors of articles retain their copyright to the materials published.  Additionally, PQS provides rapid review and publication of accepted papers in real-time. There are currently no costs to authors or authors' institutions or funding bodies to publish in PQS. The cost of publication for peer-reviewed, accepted manuscripts is underwritten by an institutional grant.


Richard J. Brilli, MD
Professor, Emeritus​
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Richard E. McClead Jr., MD, MHA ​
Professor, Emeritus
​Nationwide Children's Hospital


Mark Del Beccaro, MD
Univerity of Washington

Carol Kemper, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, FAAN
Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Brian Jacobs, MD
George Washington University

Kelly Kelleher, MD, MPH
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Peter Lachman, MD, MPH, FRCPCH
ISQua, London

Marlene Miller, MD, MSc
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, CWRU.

Shawn J. Rangel, MD, MSCE
Children's Hospital Boston

Paul Sharek, MD, MPH
Seattle Children's Hospital

David Stockwell, MD, MBA
Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Derek Wheeler, MD, MMM, MBA
Lurie Children’s Hospital​

Submit Your Manuscript Today!

All accepted articles will be made freely available for everyone to read upon publication. To learn more, visit the Open Access page.