Survey: Medical errors stress health professionals

07/19/2007 | Washington Post, The

New research indicates medical errors could leave providers vulnerable to stress, sleep problems, depression and committing other errors. In a survey of more than 3,000 health professionals, a majority responded they had been involved in a near-miss or a minor or serious medical error. About 60% reported increased anxiety, 44% reported lost job confidence, and 42% had sleep problems and reduced job satisfaction.

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