Accession Number:

ADA433967

Title:

Do Transient Working Conditions Trigger Medical Errors?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date:

2005-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Organizational factors affecting working conditions for health care workers have received significant attention as latent causes of medical errors. Little is known, however, about the risks associated with transient or changing working conditions. The purpose of this study was to identify specific transient, modifiable working conditions in the hospital environment that serve as triggers for medical errors.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE