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Effects of individual nurse and hospital characteristics on patient adverse events and quality of care: a multilevel analysis.

Lee SE; Vincent C; Dahinten VS; Scott LD; Park CG; Dunn Lopez K.

This secondary analysis combined survey data from individual nurses with hospital safety culture data and found that both individual characteristics such as education level and hospital characteristics such as safety culture were associated with risks of medication administration errors and falls. The authors conclude that improving safety culture should be a high priority.