A Pilot Study of the Safety Implications of Australian Nurses' Sleep and Work Hours

  title={A Pilot Study of the Safety Implications of Australian Nurses' Sleep and Work Hours},
  author={Jillian Dorrian and Nicole Lamond and Cameron J. van den Heuvel and Jan I Pincombe and Ann E Rogers and Drew Dawson},
  journal={Chronobiology International},
  pages={1149 - 1163}
The frequency and severity of adverse events in Australian healthcare is under increasing scrutiny. A recent state government report identified 31 events involving “death or serious [patient] harm” and 452 “very high risk” incidents. Australia‐wide, a previous study identified 2,324 adverse medical events (AME) in a single year, with more than half considered preventable. Despite the recognized link between fatigue and error in other industries, to date, few studies of medical errors have… 
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