Barriers of reporting medication errors at Arar central hospital, KSA

Other Title(s)

معوقات الإبلاغ عن الأخطاء الدوائية في مستشفى عرعر المركزي بالمملكة العربية السعودية

Author

al-Arfaj, Abd al-Ilah Ayid

Source

Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Issue

Vol. 4, Issue 1 (31 Mar. 2020), pp.36-56, 21 p.

Publisher

National Research Center

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Palestine (Gaza Strip)

No. of Pages

21

Main Topic

Pharmacology

Abstract EN

This study aimed to identify the barriers to reporting medication errors at Arar Central Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

A descriptive cross-sectional survey of 241 health care providers was conducted at Arar Central Hospital (85 males and 156 females).

The R-Studio assertion analysis program was used to identify factors considered as barriers to reporting medication errors.

Confirmation factor analysis used to compare health care providers and factors influencing the reporting of medication errors.

The results of the study showed that there were no differences between health care providers in the effect of the elements as they had the same measurements about the barriers to reporting medication errors.

The results also indicated that fear factor is the most important obstacle behind the failure to report medication errors (32.37%), followed by the lack of information (15.7%) and that the lack of time is the least important obstacle Reporting medication errors (8.12%).

In the light of the results, the study recommended that a non-punitive, protected, voluntary and simplified communication system should be implemented with an excellent response system if a root cause analysis error occurred, and health care providers should be encouraged to report medication errors.

A future study is required to further investigate these and other factors and improve reporting rates.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Arfaj, Abd al-Ilah Ayid. 2020. Barriers of reporting medication errors at Arar central hospital, KSA. Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences،Vol. 4, no. 1, pp.36-56.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-969627

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Arfaj, Abd al-Ilah Ayid. Barriers of reporting medication errors at Arar central hospital, KSA. Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Vol. 4, no. 1 (Mar. 2020), pp.36-56.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-969627

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Arfaj, Abd al-Ilah Ayid. Barriers of reporting medication errors at Arar central hospital, KSA. Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2020. Vol. 4, no. 1, pp.36-56.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-969627

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 53-56

Record ID

BIM-969627