Predictors of adverse events and medical errors among adult inpatients of psychiatric units of acute care general hospitals.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Prior research has shown that numerous factors may impact patient safety in the inpatient psychiatry setting. In this study involving 4371 patients admitted to 14 inpatient psychiatric units at acute care general hospitals, researchers found that older patients and those with longer length of stay were at increased risk for adverse events and medical errors.