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Journal:   HOSPITAL   SPRING 2016 , Volume 15 , Number 1 (56); Page(s) 31 To 40.
 
Paper: 

CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FACING MEDICAL ERRORS AND ADVERSE EVENTS IN IRAN: A QUALITATIVE STUDY

 
 
Author(s):  DOSHMANGIR L., TORABI F., RAVAGHI H., AKBARI SARI A.*, MOSTAFAVI H.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Medical errors and adverse events are the main reasons of many avoidable deaths and imposed expenditures in worldwide health systems. Hence, this study aimed to recognize some challenges, medical errors and adverse events, and to address the appropriate solutions in order to solve them in the Iranian health system.
Materials and Methods: This qualitative study had three main data resources including key informants, national documents and expert panel. Key informants (30 persons) and experts (12 persons) were selected purposefully from macro, meso and micro levels of health system and some other health related organizations. Data were interpreted and analyzed through a mixed (inductive/deductive) thematic framework.
Results: Although, most reasons of medical errors were in relation with weak patient security system and low level security culture in hospitals, other factors like manpower, physical and external agents of hospital environment induced these errors as well. The most considerable solutions to decrease the medical errors comprised identification of medical error reasons in different levels of heath system, errors documentation and generation a consolidated system for recognition and following the errors and their main causes.
Conclusion: Relieveing the reasons of medical errors and adverse events can be a great step to prevent them. In order to eliminate the medical errors and its challenges, it is necessary to develop the consonant programs in national level via conclusive will of organizations, groups and related individuals.

 
Keyword(s): MEDICAL ERROR, ADVERSE EVENTS, CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS, IRAN
 
 
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DOSHMANGIR, L., & TORABI, F., & RAVAGHI, H., & AKBARI SARI, A., & MOSTAFAVI, H. (2016). CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FACING MEDICAL ERRORS AND ADVERSE EVENTS IN IRAN: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. HOSPITAL, 15(1 (56)), 31-40. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508775



Vancouver: Copy

DOSHMANGIR L., TORABI F., RAVAGHI H., AKBARI SARI A., MOSTAFAVI H.. CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FACING MEDICAL ERRORS AND ADVERSE EVENTS IN IRAN: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. HOSPITAL. 2016 [cited 2021May08];15(1 (56)):31-40. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508775



IEEE: Copy

DOSHMANGIR, L., TORABI, F., RAVAGHI, H., AKBARI SARI, A., MOSTAFAVI, H., 2016. CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FACING MEDICAL ERRORS AND ADVERSE EVENTS IN IRAN: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. HOSPITAL, [online] 15(1 (56)), pp.31-40. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=508775.



 
 
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