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Journal Article > Study
How dangerous is a day in hospital?: A model of adverse events and length of stay for medical inpatients.
Hauck K, Zhao X. Med Care. 2011;49:1068-1075.
The epidemiology of medical error has been intensively investigated in prior studies, with the goal of quantifying the overall burden of preventable harm on a population basis. This study uses econometric techniques to address a related but distinct question: what is the daily risk of a patient safety event for a typical hospitalized patient? The authors arrive at estimates of the daily risk of various safety problems, including adverse drug events, pressure ulcers, and hospital-acquired infections, and also find that the probability of experiencing an adverse event increases with increasing hospital length of stay.
Journal Article > Review
Causes of medication administration errors in hospitals: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence.
Keers RN, Williams SD, Cooke J, Ashcroft DM. Drug Saf. 2013;36:1045-1067.