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Safety events impacting hospitalized patients following motor vehicle crashes: a qualitative study of reports from Pennsylvania hospitals.

Kukielka E. Safety events impacting hospitalized patients following motor vehicle crashes: a qualitative study of reports from Pennsylvania hospitals. Patient Saf. 2021;3(3):18-27. doi: 10.33940/data/2021.9.2.

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October 6, 2021
Kukielka E. Patient Saf. 2021;3(3):18-27.

Trauma patients, who often suffer multiple, severe injuries and who may arrive to the Emergency Department (ED) unconscious, are vulnerable to adverse events. Using data reported to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS), researchers in this study evaluated the safety challenges of caring for patients presenting to the ED after a motor vehicle collision. Common challenges included issues with monitoring, treatment, evaluation, and/or documentation, patient falls, medication errors, and problems with transfers.

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Kukielka E. Safety events impacting hospitalized patients following motor vehicle crashes: a qualitative study of reports from Pennsylvania hospitals. Patient Saf. 2021;3(3):18-27. doi: 10.33940/data/2021.9.2.