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Medical Errors: An Important Indicator of Quality of Care and Patient Safety

Durmuş, Serpil Çelik; Keçeci, Ayla; Akkaş, Özlem; Keskin, Selma; Demiral, Nurcan; Saygan, Safiye

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e318294e6d3

This study aimed to determine nurses' tendency toward medical errors and identify the types of medical errors made. This article examined medical error trends of nurses with a survey. It is recommended that medical errors be recorded, various training activities be offered, and standards regarding nursing care and patient safety be determined.

Department of Nursing, Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey (Durmuş, Keçeci, and Akkaş); Diaverum Dialyses, Ankara, Turkey (Keskin); Private Giresun Ada Hospital, Giresun, Turkey (Demiral); and Ibn-i Sina Hospital, Ankara University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey (Saygan).

Correspondence: Serpil Çelik Durmuş, Department Of Nursing Mangement, Florence Nightingale, Faculty Of Nursing, Istanbul University, Abide-i Hürriyet Caddesi Şişli, Istanbul Turkey (

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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