Accidental injuries of hospitalized patients: a prospective cohort study.
Eight hundred and six medical and surgical patients who were hospitalized via the emergency ward were followed over their entire inpatient stays and rated in anterograde, double-blind fashion for inpatient incidents (falls, medication errors, other).
Injuries were minor but affected 2,2% of admissions, a figure which is strikingly similar to studies in other hospitals.
There was a statistical trend toward a higher-than-normal risk of hazardous in-hospital incidents for males age 20 to 40 admitted because of injury and for medically ill females over 60 years old.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Milieu hospitalier, Risque accidentel, Homme, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Hospital environment, Hazard, Human, Epidemiology
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Cote : 93-0600275
Code Inist : 002B16. Création : 199406.