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US nursing homes less safe than hospitals

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7584.68-a (Published 11 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:68

Two surveys of the culture surrounding patient safety in US nursing homes show that, although professionals working in them generally agree on required safety characteristics, the safety culture in the homes is lower than that found in hospitals …

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