Nurses Hesitate to Report Errors
MedSun: Newsletter #37, June 2009

American Mobile Nurse Healthcare (AMN)

Nurses know the value of reporting errors but feel conflicted about disclosing a mistake, according to a recent study in the Journal of Patient Safety. Nurses in the focus groups indicated time pressures as a factor in not reporting, along with whether or not the patient was harmed. They also said they received little feedback when they did formally disclose a mistake, which reinforced perception that reporting is not meaningful.

Additional Information:

Nurses Hesitate to Report Errors. American Mobile Nurse Healthcare (AMN) – Nursing News. 2009.

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