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A Research on Sorts and Reasons of Medical Errors Made in Hospitals: Suggestions for solutions and A Questionnaire Study in A Private Hospital in İstanbul

Hacer Canatan, Ali Erdoğan, Serap yılmaz.

Abstract
Quality of healthcare has become one of the leading subjects in the world. Human being are the one who are served in the healthcare sector and as a result of mistakes in this sector; death, being handicapped or delayed treatment can be observed. Patients are harmed due to insufficient or ignorant applications or approaches. Lack of experience, lack of knowledge, inability to use technology properly may result in patients’ unnecessarily longer hospital stays, detoriated health and even loss of life. The frequent observance of these possibilities demonstrate the importance of the subject. In the present study, reasons of medical mistakes, types of mistakes and frequencies are evaluated at the investigated hospital.

Key words: Medical error, hospital, patient safety, healthcare personnel.


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