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Barriers to incident reporting among nurses: a qualitative systematic review.

Hamed MMM, Konstantinidis S. West J Nurs Res. 2021;Epub Mar 17.

Incident reporting plays an essential role in identifying patient safety threats. This study aggregated findings from qualitative studies to identify barriers to incident reporting among nurses. Fear of negative consequences was the most common barrier; other barriers included inadequate reporting systems, lack of interdisciplinary and interdepartmental cooperation, lack of necessary training, and blame culture.