Study: Healthcare Workers More Comfortable Reporting Medical Errors Caused by Colleagues Than Themselves

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A new study by HR Solutions found that 70 percent of healthcare workers felt they could report a serious medical error their co-workers committed without fear of reprisal, according to an HR Solutions news release.

However, only 54 percent reported they could report a serious medical they themselves caused without fear of retaliation.

The survey suggests the importance of fostering an environment where employees are comfortable reporting errors. Reporting medical errors allows hospitals and other providers to take the necessary steps to prevent future errors and minimize risk.

Read the release on reporting medical errors (pdf).

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