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Organizational and social-psychological conditions in healthcare and their importance for patient and staff safety. A critical incident study among doctors and nurses.

Eklöf M, Törner M, Pousette A. Organizational and social-psychological conditions in healthcare and their importance for patient and staff safety. A critical incident study among doctors and nurses. Saf Sci. 2014;70. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2014.06.007.

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January 21, 2015
Eklöf M, Törner M, Pousette A. Saf Sci. 2014;70.

Through in-depth interviews with Swedish physicians and nurses, this study provides insights into some of the structural and psychosocial aspects that affect patient safety. Staff stress caused by work overload, lack of social support, and frustration with organizational management was felt to directly contribute to clinical mistakes and near misses.

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Eklöf M, Törner M, Pousette A. Organizational and social-psychological conditions in healthcare and their importance for patient and staff safety. A critical incident study among doctors and nurses. Saf Sci. 2014;70. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2014.06.007.