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Journal Article

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

Lee SE, Vincent C, Dahinten S, et al. Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 2018;50:432-440.

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.