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Robert J. Weber, PharmD, MS; February 2010
An elderly woman presented to the emergency department following a hip fracture. Although the patient's medication bottles were used to generate a medication list, one of the dosages was transcribed incorrectly. Because the patient then received four times her regular dose, her surgery was delayed due to cardiac side effects.
Journal Article > Study
The relationship between inpatient cardiac surgery mortality and nurse numbers and educational level: analysis of administrative data.
Van den Heede K, Lesaffre E, Diya L, et al. Int J Nurs Stud. 2009;46:796-803.
Increased nurse staffing on postoperative general wards—but not in the intensive care unit—was associated with reduced mortality for cardiac surgery patients.