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Analysis of risk factors for patient safety events occurring in the emergency department.

Alsabri M, Boudi Z, Zoubeidi T, et al. J Patient Saf. 2020;Epub Aug 28.

In this retrospective study, researchers used electronic health record and quality assurance issue (QAI) data to analyze risk factors associated with patient safety events in the emergency department (ED). Multivariable analyses showed several potential risk factors for safety events – including length of time in the ED, which increased the odds of a safety event by 4.5% for each hour spent in the ED.