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Journal Article

The attitudes of nursing students and clinical instructors towards reporting irregular incidents in the medical clinic.

Halperin O, Bronshtein O. Nurse education in practice. 2019;36:34-39.

Underreporting of safety events and near misses in the health care setting has been well described and is one of the challenges in using data from incident reporting systems to measure safety. Researchers surveyed nursing students and clinical instructors to identify barriers to reporting and found that fear of negative consequences was a major factor.