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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Study

Expanding what we know about off-peak mortality in hospitals.

Hamilton P, Mathur S, Gemeinhardt G, et al. The Journal of nursing administration. 2010;40:124-8.

This ethnographic study explores perceptions of patient safety among nurses working night and weekend shifts, and discusses these findings as a means of identifying methods to reduce the documented increase in adverse clinical outcomes for patients hospitalized at night or on weekends.