Responses and concerns of healthcare providers to medication errors.

  title={Responses and concerns of healthcare providers to medication errors.},
  author={Zane Robinson Wolf and Joanne Farley Serembus and Judy L Smetzer and Howard I. Cohen and Miri Cohen},
  journal={Clinical nurse specialist CNS},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={278-87; quiz 288-90}
This descriptive, correlational study examined the responses and concerns of healthcare professionals about making medication errors and estimated patient harm from such errors. A systematic random sample of nurses, pharmacists, and physicians (N = 402) completed a self-report survey about a medication error they judged to be serious. Respondents were guilty, nervous, and worried about the error. They feared for the safety of the patient, disciplinary action, and punishment. A few subjects… CONTINUE READING