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The Healthcare Safety Environment: Egyptian Health Practitioners' Attitude To Medical Errors

Raouf M. Afifi, Amani Qulali, Ahmed A. El Raggal
Published 2016 · Medicine

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Medical errors overwhelm the healthcare environment worldwide. Aim: Identify correlates of the healthcare workers’ attitude toward medical errors prevention within the health facility environment. Methods: Healthcare providers from selected private health organizations in greater Cairo, Egypt were surveyed; their work load, burnout, leader-member exchange quality; their influences upon health workers’ attitude toward medical errors prevention were analyzed. Results: Among 5,725 health professionals surveyed, 2,260 (39.5%) returned valid responses. Participants’ mean age was 33.4 years (±7.76SD); male-female ratio was 1.26:1. Nursing predominate other occupations, e.g., 35.4% vs. 21.6% physicians. Both leadership member
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