Are Overworked Nurses Causing Medical Errors?
Are staffing demands putting patient safety at risk?
Last week the media reported two stories of interest to patient safety advocates.
The Province of Nova Scotia released statistics from its medical errors registry suggesting that, in the last six months, medical errors had caused almost thirty cases of serious injury or death in hospitals throughout Nova Scotia. If you are interested, you can read my article about the problems with Nova Scotia’s medical errors registry.