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The nature and causes of unintended events reported at ten emergency departments

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Emergency Medicine, September 2009
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Title
The nature and causes of unintended events reported at ten emergency departments
Published in
BMC Emergency Medicine, September 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-227x-9-16
Pubmed ID
Authors

Marleen Smits, Peter P Groenewegen, Danielle RM Timmermans, Gerrit van der Wal, Cordula Wagner

Abstract

Several studies on patient safety have shown that a substantial number of patients suffer from unintended harm caused by healthcare management in hospitals. Emergency departments (EDs) are challenging hospital settings with regard to patient safety. There is an increased sense of urgency to take effective countermeasures in order to improve patient safety. This can only be achieved if interventions tackle the dominant underlying causes. The objectives of our study are to examine the nature and causes of unintended events in EDs and the relationship between type of event and causal factor structure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Andorra 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 56 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 20%
Researcher 11 18%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Postgraduate 5 8%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Other 13 22%
Unknown 7 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 57%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 10%
Psychology 3 5%
Design 2 3%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 7 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 February 2014.
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#7,785,303
of 12,410,115 outputs
Outputs from BMC Emergency Medicine
#208
of 312 outputs
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#98,521
of 189,216 outputs
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#1
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