Wednesday, September 30, 2009

INQRI Researcher Patti Hamilton Explores Why the "Weekend Effect" is Putting Patients at Risk

With studies showing that nearly a quarter of the leading causes of deaths in hospitals happen to patients admitted at night or on weekends, INQRI researcher Patti Hamilton is using an RWJF grant to explore the reasons—and finding answers that may help guide staffing committees.

Click here to read about Dr. Hamilton's work.

Click here to visit "Life in the Trenches," a blog about nurses who work on the nights and weekends.

This story was published in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's September edition of the e-newsletter "Sharing Nursing's Knowledge."

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