عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Background: prescribing drugs to patients is one of the parts of clinical care that may be associated with a high level of error can lead to some dangerous consequences for patients. This study aimed to determine the factors affecting the incidence of non-reporting of medical errors from the nursing staff’s perspective.
Materials and Methods: this cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted on 400 nurses working in educational hospitals in Zahedan in 1393. Participants were enrolled to the study via Multi-stage sampling. Data analysis was done by means of SPSS version 16 using t-test and ANOVA and post hoc test of descriptive.
Results: the mean score for some factors influencing on non-reporting like fear of the consequences of reporting, management and reporting causes was (37/1±8/69), (13/9±3/60) and (9/42±2/50),respectively. In terms of causes of medication errors, the mean score for environmental component was (25/6±4 /44), management was (22/1±3/73) and nursing factor was (27/6± 4/45).
Conclusion: Drug Errors is one of the major issues in health care environments. Therefore, using a systematic approach to investigate the factors underlying and address these factors, as well as system design to increase reporting errors by nurses and enrichment programs for in-service training helps to reduce and control these errors.