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Journal Article

Outcome of adverse events and medical errors in the intensive care unit: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ahmed AH, Giri J, Kashyap R, et al. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 2015;30:23-30.

This systematic review found that patients who experience adverse events in intensive care units (ICUs) have significantly longer hospital and ICU stays. According to this study, the effect on mortality is less clear as the evidence linking adverse events to ICU deaths have been mixed and unreliable.