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Journal Article
Study

Increased patient safety-related incidents following the transition into Daylight Savings Time.

Kolla BP, Coombes BJ, Morgenthaler TI, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2020;Epub Aug 14.

This observational study observed nonsignificant increases in patient safety incidents in the week following the transition into and out of daylight savings time (DST) over an eight-year period. The authors suggest policymakers and health system leadership evaluate risk mitigation strategies such as delayed shift start times during the transition to and from DST.