Does housestaff discontinuity of care increase the risk for preventive adverse events ?
To study the relation between housestaff coverage schedules and the occurrence of preventable adverse events.
Urban teaching hospital.
All 3146 patients admitted to the medical service during a 4-month period.
A previously tested confidential self-report system to identify adverse events, which were defined as unexpected complications of medical therapy that resulted in increased length of stay or disability at discharge.
A panel of three board-certified internists confirmed events and evaluated preventability based on case summaries.
Housestaff coverage was coded according to the day in the usual intern's schedule and to cross-coverage status.
Mots-clés Pascal : Complication, Hospitalisation, Discontinuité, Personnel sanitaire, Milieu hospitalier, Facteur risque, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Complication, Hospitalization, Discontinuity, Health staff, Hospital environment, Risk factor, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0086365
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.