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A study on the reporting intention of medical incidents: a nursing perspective

Chen, Li-Chin, Wang, Li-Hsiang, Redley, Bernice, Hsieh, Ya-Hui, Chu, Tsung-Lan and Han, Chin-Yen 2017, A study on the reporting intention of medical incidents: a nursing perspective, Clinical nursing research, pp. 1-19, doi: 10.1177/1054773817692179.

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Title A study on the reporting intention of medical incidents: a nursing perspective
Author(s) Chen, Li-Chin
Wang, Li-Hsiang
Redley, BerniceORCID iD for Redley, Bernice orcid.org/0000-0002-2376-3989
Hsieh, Ya-Hui
Chu, Tsung-Lan
Han, Chin-Yen
Journal name Clinical nursing research
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2017-02-06
ISSN 1054-7738
Keyword(s) Reporting medical incidents
Attitude
Intention
Nursing
Summary Medical incidents threaten patients’ lives and health, increase medical costs, and can lead to medical disputes. A high proportion of medical incidents are not reported. The aim of this study was to explore the factors influencing nurses’ reporting of medical incidents. The cross-sectional survey design used a self-administered 47-item questionnaire to survey 835 nurses in three hospitals in Taiwan between January and December 2014. The intention among nurses to report medical incidents was high (3.86/5); nurses’ intention to report medical incidents was positively correlated (r = .34, p < .0001) with their attitude about reporting, awareness of reporting (r = .37, p < .0001), and support from interested parties (r = .12, p = .001), and was negatively correlated with positive incentives (r = -.14, p < .0001) and negative incentives (r = .29, p < .0001). Nurses’ awareness and a supportive work environment affect nurses’ willingness to voluntarily report medical incidents; hence, they are critical considerations as Taiwan moves toward systems of mandatory reporting.
Notes In press
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1054773817692179
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, The Author(s)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091139

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