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Nurses' Perception of Error Reporting and Patient Safety Culture in Korea

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Authors
Kim, Jeongeun; An, Kyungeh; Kim, Minah Kang; Yoon, Sook Hee
Issue Date
2007-07-17
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Citation
Western Journal of Nursing Research, 29(7), 827-844
Keywords
patient safetymedical errorreportingorganizational culturequestionnaire
Abstract
An exploratory study was conducted with 886 nurses at eight Korean teaching
hospitals to describe nurses’ perception of frequency of error reporting and
patient safety culture in their hospitals and to identify relationships between
the nurses’ perception and work-related factors. The authors found that the
majority of nurses were not comfortable reporting errors or communicating
concerns about safety issues. A significant portion reported concerns about
patient safety issues in their working unit. Nurses on the front line evaluated
various aspects related to patient safety culture as being more of a problem
than nurses who are older (p < .01) and who work in management positions
(p < .05). The authors conclude that error reporting and the safety culture in
Korean teaching hospitals are not emphasized enough. The authors suggest
that patient safety could be improved in a nonpunitive culture where individuals
can openly discuss medical errors and potential hazards.
ISSN
0193-9459
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/9794
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945906297370
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