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A national study links nurses' physical and mental health to medical errors and perceived worksite wellness.

Melnyk BM, Orsolini L, Tan A, et al. A National Study Links Nurses' Physical and Mental Health to Medical Errors and Perceived Worksite Wellness. J Occup Environ Med. 2018;60(2):126-131. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001198

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March 21, 2018
Melnyk BM, Orsolini L, Tan A, et al. J Occup Environ Med. 2018;60(2):126-131.

Burnout and poor staff well-being impede a strong culture of safety. This large cross-sectional study determined that nurses who self-reported a physical or mental illness were more likely to also report involvement in a medical error compared to their healthier peers. In a recent PSNet interview, Linda Aiken discusses the relationship between nursing workforce issues and safety.

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Melnyk BM, Orsolini L, Tan A, et al. A National Study Links Nurses' Physical and Mental Health to Medical Errors and Perceived Worksite Wellness. J Occup Environ Med. 2018;60(2):126-131. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001198

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