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.
Medical error, hospital, patient safety, healthcare personnel.