Journal Article
Study

Nurse burnout and patient safety outcomes: nurse safety perception versus reporting behavior.

Halbesleben JRB, Wakefield BJ, Wakefield DS, et al. Western journal of nursing research. 2008;30:560-77.

This study adds to past efforts that demonstrated a significant relationship between nurse burnout and patient safety. Although burnout was not associated with event reporting, investigators did find lower perceptions of safety in analyzing results from the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.