Original ArticlesNurses' Willingness to Report Medication Administration Errors in Saudi ArabiaAlmutary, Hayfa H. BN, RN, MN; Lewis, Peter A. BN, Cert CC, MN Ed, PhDAuthor Information Queensland University of Technology, Australia (Ms Almutary and Dr Lewis); and King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia (Ms Almutary). Correspondence: Hayfa H. Almutary, BN, RN, MN, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia ([email protected]). The authors thank the Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia, for sponsorship. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Quality Management in Health Care: July/September 2012 - Volume 21 - Issue 3 - p 119-126 doi: 10.1097/QMH.0b013e31825e86c8 Buy Metrics Abstract Reporting of medication administration errors (MAEs) is one means by which health care facilities monitor their practice in an attempt to maintain the safest patient environment. This study examined the likelihood of registered nurses (RNs) reporting MAEs when working in Saudi Arabia. It also attempted to identify potential barriers in the reporting of MAE. This study found that 63% of RNs raised concerns about reporting of MAEs in Saudi Arabia—nursing administration was the largest impediment affecting nurses' willingness to report MAEs. Changing attitude to a non-blame system and implementation of anonymous reporting systems may encourage a greater reporting of MAEs. ©2012Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.