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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Over time, residents in the "Reduced Hours" programs reported reductions of safety events relative to other programs

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Bar chart entitled "One-Year Change in % Reporting Events."

The graph shows a year-year difference of p<.05, and the difference in difference of p<.05. The data is as follows:

Event Type Less workhours difference Other programs difference
Adv Events No data +1%
Errors -6.5% +2%
AE Mistakes -3.9% +.1%
Near Misses -6.7% +.1%


Medical Error = Near miss or AE due to mistake

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