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Journal Article
Study

The effect of blue-enriched lighting on medical error rate in a university hospital ICU.

Chen Y, Broman AT, Priest G, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2021;47(3):165-175.

Fatigue among health care workers can increase risk of errors. This study posited that blue-enriched light could promote alertness and attention and thereby reduce medical errors in the ICU; however, the authors did not identify any effect of this intervention on error rates.