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Journal Article
Study

Safety climate associated with adverse events in nursing homes: a national VA study.

Quach ED, Kazis LE, Zhao S, et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020;Epub Jul 7.

This cross-sectional study examined the impact of safety climate on adverse events occurring in Veterans Administration (VA) nursing homes and community living centers. Survey results suggest that nursing homes may reduce adverse events by increasing supportive supervision and a safer physical environment. The survey found that supervisor commitment to safety was associated with lower rates of major injuries from falls and catheter use, and that environmental safety was associated with lower rates of pressure ulcers, major injuries from falls, and catheter use.