BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STUDIES: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, cilt.8, no.40, ss.969-980, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STUDIES: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL
Medical errors are an important component of patient safety. This study was conducted to determine the
medical error attitudes of physicians and nurses.
In this descriptive and cross
-sectional study, data were collected with personal
information form and
“Attitudes towards Medical Errors Scale”.
A total of 203 physicians and nurses working in a public hospital,
participated in the study.
Data were evaluated using descriptive statistics and nonparametric tests in SPSS.21
37.4% of the participants were physicians and 62.6% were nurses.
29.6% of them are undergraduate
graduates, 71.4% of them are women, 59.6% of them are between the ages of 31-
40 and 76.8 of them work in
internal units, 61.1% of them work under 40 hours per week.
53.2% of them have less than 10 years of professional
The mean score of the participants from the medical error scale was 3.55 ± 0.36 and sub-
of medical error perception, approach to medical error and causes of medical err
or were as follows; 3.09 ± 0.73;
3.56 ± 0.46; 3.70 ± 0.45.
It was found that medical error awareness of physicians and nurses was high.
Medical Errors, Hospital, Doctor,