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Journal Article

Barriers to the reporting of medication administration errors and near misses: an interview study of nurses at a psychiatric hospital.

Haw C, Stubbs J, Dickens GL. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. 2014;21:797-805.

Researchers interviewed mental health nurses to determine perceived obstacles to reporting medication administration errors or near misses. Many factors were identified, including insufficient knowledge, fear of consequences, or burden of work associated with reporting. These have also been cited as reasons for under-reporting of errors in prior nursing studies.