Emotional exhaustion and workload predict clinician-rated and objective patient safety.
Welp A, Meier LL, Manser T. Front Psychol. 2015;5:1573.
This Swiss study sought to determine the relationship between elements of clinician burnout and mortality, length of stay, and ratings of patient safety. The authors found that clinicians demonstrating symptoms ofburnout had lower perceptions of patient safety in the intensive care unit. However, higher levels of burnout among clinicians were not linked to clinical outcomes.
Potentially inappropriate medications in a large cohort of patients in geriatric units: association with clinical and functional characteristics.
Fromm MF, Maas R, Tümena T, Gaßmann KG. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2013;69:975-984.
The challenges in monitoring and preventing patient safety incidents for people with intellectual disabilities in NHS acute hospitals: evidence from a mixed-methods study.
Tuffrey-Wijne I, Goulding L, Gordon V, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14:432.
Rethinking hospital restraints.
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