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Evolving factors in hospital safety: a systematic review and meta-analysis of hospital adverse events.

Sauro KM, Machan M, Whalen-Browne L, et al. Evolving factors in hospital safety: a systematic review and meta-analysis of hospital adverse events. J Patient Saf. Epub 2021 Sept 2. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000889.

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September 29, 2021
Sauro KM, Machan M, Whalen-Browne L, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(8):e1285-e1295.

Hospital adverse events are common and can contribute to serious patient harm. This systematic review included 94 studies (representing 590 million admissions from 25 countries) examining trends in hospital adverse events from 1961 to 2014. Findings indicate that hospital adverse events have increased over time and that over half are considered preventable.

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Sauro KM, Machan M, Whalen-Browne L, et al. Evolving factors in hospital safety: a systematic review and meta-analysis of hospital adverse events. J Patient Saf. Epub 2021 Sept 2. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000889.