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  1. Does housestaff discontinuity of care increase the risk for preventive adverse events ?

    Article - En anglais


    To study the relation between housestaff coverage schedules and the occurrence of preventable adverse events.


    Case-control study.


    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.