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Registered nurses' perceptions of safe care in overcrowded emergency departments.

Eriksson J, Gellerstedt L, Hillerås P, Craftman ÅG. Registered nurses' perceptions of safe care in overcrowded emergency departments. J Clin Nurs. 2018;27(5-6):e1061-e1067. doi:10.1111/jocn.14143

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May 16, 2018
Eriksson J, Gellerstedt L, Hillerås P, et al. J Clin Nurs. 2018;27(5-6):e1061-e1067.

Overcrowding in the emergency department can compromise patient safety. This qualitative study across five emergency departments found that nurses perceive prolonged stays in the emergency department to adversely affect both patient safety and their ability to provide high-quality care.

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Eriksson J, Gellerstedt L, Hillerås P, Craftman ÅG. Registered nurses' perceptions of safe care in overcrowded emergency departments. J Clin Nurs. 2018;27(5-6):e1061-e1067. doi:10.1111/jocn.14143