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Commentary on: Hamed MMM, Konstantinidis S. Barriers to Incident Reporting among Nurses: A Qualitative Systematic Review. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 17 March 2021. doi:10.1177/0193945921999449.
Implications for practice and research
Reporting incidents in health care is considered a strategy to assess, prevent and reduce the occurrence of incidents.
Due to the effects of barriers and facilitators on incident reporting, a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis are required.
Any kind of incident in healthcare could be fatal if it directly threatens patients’ safety.1 Healthcare-related organisations experience economic loss related to low quality and there could be numerous mistakes due to nurses’ performance as the largest group of professionals in healthcare,2 3 Hence learning from mistakes, improving the quality of services and patient safety are among the key priorities.1 4 …
Competing interests None declared.
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