Identifying Vulnerable Patients at Heightened Risk for Medical Error

Mattox, Elizabeth Andersson
April 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2010, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p61
Academic Journal
This article focuses on patients, who are relevant to nurses who are practicing in different critical care environments including patients in isolation, patients with low English proficiency and ethnic minority populations. Compared with other patients, patients in isolation are more likely to experience a preventable adverse event. Patients' level of English proficiency tends to be overestimated both by the patients and by the members of the health care team who care for them.


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