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Understanding nurses' and physicians' fear of repercussions for reporting errors: clinician characteristics, organization demographics, or leadership factors?

Castel ES, Ginsburg LR, Zaheer S, Tamim H. Understanding nurses' and physicians' fear of repercussions for reporting errors: clinician characteristics, organization demographics, or leadership factors?. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15:326. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0987-9

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September 16, 2015
Castel ES, Ginsburg LR, Zaheer S, et al. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15:326.

This survey examined predictors for fear of repercussions related to reporting adverse events. Although characteristics such as age, gender, and teaching status did not predict fear of repercussion, leadership support for safety was associated with less fear of reporting, suggesting that leaders should be the target of interventions to enhance reporting.

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Castel ES, Ginsburg LR, Zaheer S, Tamim H. Understanding nurses' and physicians' fear of repercussions for reporting errors: clinician characteristics, organization demographics, or leadership factors?. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15:326. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0987-9

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