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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

Rationing protective gear means checking on coronavirus patients less often. This can be deadly.

Kaplan J, Presser L, Miller M. Rationing protective gear means checking on Coronavirus patients less often. This can be deadly. ProPublica. April 10, 2020.

Increased complexity and psychological stressors in the care environment can result in omissions that reduce care safety. This story examines the intersection of patient monitoring frequency with personal protective equipment access and its impact on safe care.