Identifying, understanding and overcoming barriers to medication error reporting in hospitals: a focus group study.

@article{Hartnell2012IdentifyingUA,
  title={Identifying, understanding and overcoming barriers to medication error reporting in hospitals: a focus group study.},
  author={Nicole R Hartnell and Neil MacKinnon and Ingrid S Sketris and Mark Fleming},
  journal={BMJ quality & safety},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={361-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The under-reporting of medication errors can compromise patient safety. A qualitative study was conducted to enhance the understanding of barriers to medication error reporting in healthcare organisations. METHODS Focus groups (with physicians, pharmacists and nurses) and in-depth interviews (with risk managers) were used to identify medication error reporting beliefs and practices at four community hospitals in Nova Scotia, Canada. Audio tapes were transcribed verbatim and… CONTINUE READING
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