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Peer support by interprofessional health care providers in aftermath of patient safety incidents: a cross-sectional study.

Vanhaecht K, Zeeman G, Schouten L, et al. J Nurs Manag. 2021;Epub Apr 25.

Peer support programs can help clinicians cope with the emotional consequences of involvement in an adverse event. This cross-sectional survey of Dutch nurses and doctors found that most respondents (86%) had been involved in a patient safety incident at some point during their career but only a small proportion sought out support in the aftermath of the incident.