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February/March 2011 (vol. 07/5)

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Nursing errors

A cross-sectional study of 454 nurses working in two Japanese general hospitals identifies significant relationships between shiftwork, mental health and self-reported medical errors. Shift system (odds ratio 2.1) and General Health Questionnaire score (OR 1.1) remained significant predictors of medical errors on multivariate analysis, although the impact of the latter was relatively weak.

Industrial Health 2010, 48, 811–817,


Occupational Health at Work February/March 2011 (vol. 07/5) pp40-41