2022, Cilt 9, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 024-030
Determination of Medical Error Attitudes of Physicians and Nurses Working in a University Hospital
Keywords: Attitude, physician, medical error, nurse

Aim: This descriptive study aims to determine the medical error attitudes of physicians and nurses working in a university hospital.

Materials and Methods: The research data were collected in a university hospital between September and October 2020. The study sample consisted of 110 nurses and 91 physicians. Data were collected using the individual identification form and the Attitudes towards Medical Errors Scale

Results: It was determined that 48.4% of the physicians were between the ages of 30-39, 69.2% were men, 48.2% of the nurses were between the ages of 20-29, and 73.8% were women. Physicians' Medical Error Attitude Scale mean total score was 3.11±.59, and the total mean score of the nurses was 3.06±.61. There was a statistically significant difference between physicians' and nurses' mean scores of the Medical Error Attitude Scale sub-dimension "Medical Error Perception" and "Medical Error Approach" (p<0.05). It was determined that the mean score of the scale was not affected by age, gender, service worked, working style, and weekly working hours (p>0.05).

Conclusion: As a result of the study, it was determined that nurses and physicians were aware of medical errors and error reporting.