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Exploring changes in patient safety incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic in a Canadian regional hospital system: a retrospective time series analysis.

Lombardi J, Strobel S, Pullar V, et al. Exploring changes in patient safety incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic in a Canadian regional hospital system: a retrospective time series analysis. J Patient Saf.  Epub 2022 Feb 10. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000991

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February 23, 2022
Lombardi J, Strobel S, Pullar V, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;Epub Feb 10.

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed healthcare delivery and has raised new patient safety concerns. This retrospective study investigated the impact of the first wave of COVID-19 on patient safety incidents at one health system in Ontario, Canada. Researchers identified significant changes in the composition of events – such as increase in falls – which may reflect changes in care processes (e.g., reduced patient surveillance, use of personal protective equipment) occurring during that time.

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Lombardi J, Strobel S, Pullar V, et al. Exploring changes in patient safety incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic in a Canadian regional hospital system: a retrospective time series analysis. J Patient Saf.  Epub 2022 Feb 10. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000991