Blame often attributed to others in patient safety incident reports

When primary care staff members report patient safety incidents, they often attribute blame not to system failures but to the actions of individuals, according to a new study. Because fear of blame and retribution are known to prevent health care staff, particularly in hospital settings, from using incident reporting systems to communicate patient safety concerns, researchers in the United Kingdom explored the nature of blame from primary care incident reports themselves.

Blame often attributed to others in patient safety incident reports

When primary care staff members report patient safety incidents, they often attribute blame not to system failures but to the actions of individuals, according to a new study. Because fear of ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Blame often attributed to others in patient safety incident reports, Tue 12 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

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