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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. Barriers to the reporting of medication administration errors and near misses: an interview study of nurses at a psychiatric hospital. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2014;21(9):797-805. doi:10.1111/jpm.12143.

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May 14, 2014
Haw C, Stubbs J, Dickens GL. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2014;21(9):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.

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Haw C, Stubbs J, Dickens GL. Barriers to the reporting of medication administration errors and near misses: an interview study of nurses at a psychiatric hospital. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2014;21(9):797-805. doi:10.1111/jpm.12143.