Monday, June 13, 2011

Nights and Weekends... Dangerous Times to be in the Hospital

In a new Washington Post article, writer Sandra Boodman discusses a series of studies which all demonstrate that being in the hospital at night or over the weekend can be "hazardous to your health."

INQRI researchers at Midwestern State University agree with that assessment. Led by Patti Hamilton and Gretchen Gemeinhardt, the team learned how and why off-peak work environments are different from those of peak times and how they affected nurses' work and patient care.

Click here to view a presentation of the Hamilton-Gemeinhardt team's findings.

Click here to read the Washington Post article.

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