Author: Daniel Steingold
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nurses batting mental health issues of their own are more likely to make medical errors on patients, a new study finds.
Researchers at Ohio State University looked at data collected through a survey conducted by the American Academy of Nursing, finding that a slight majority (54 percent) of nurses reported poor physical or mental health.
Such nurses were anywhere from 26 to 71 percent more likely to report errors on the job, with depression, in particular, being a key indicator of one’s propensity for committing mistakes.
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