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Moosazadeh M, Yegane M, Aghaei I, Mahmoodi S, Mehrzad F, Amiresmaili M. Medical adverse events during patient’s hospitalization at training Hospitals in Kerman. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2014; 24 (2) :68-76
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Medical adverse events during patient’s hospitalization at training Hospitals in Kerman

BY: Moosazadeh M1, Yegane MR2, Aghaei I3, Mahmoodi S4, Mehrzad F4, Amiresmaili MR*5

[1]) Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

2) Department of  Nursing(medical-surgical), Instructor, School of  Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of  Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

3) Department of Neuroscience, Road Trauma Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

4) BS in Health Services Management and Health, Students Research Committee,   Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran,

5) Department of  Health Services Management and Health, Assistant professor, Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Received: 2012/12/03

Accept: 2013/08/03


Introduction: Medical errors are one of important and noticeable challenges of health care, which threaten the health system of all countries. On the other hands this issue is a global, costly with serious complications for patients and society.

Objective: The present study aimed to determine the rate of medical adverse events during patients' hospitalization.

Methods: In this cross sectional study, 390 patients in training hospitals affiliated with Kerman University of Medical Sciences were studied in winter of 2011. Validity and reliability of the patients was determined, using a questionnaire method. Data analysis was carried out using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and chi square test.

Results: 50.3% of participants were male. Interpersonal problems happened for 31.8% of patients, medical errors and problems related to treatment process happened for 26.4% and 40% of patients respectively. Total incidence of adverse events for patients was 62.3% during their hospitalization.

Conclusion: The findings of this study indicated that the incidence of adverse events is common during patient's hospitalization. Therefore, studying medical errors and learning more or how to prevent, monitor and respond to them is essential.

Keywords: Medical Errors, Inpatients, Hospitals

*Corresponding Author: Mohammadreza Amiresmaili,Kerman, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Health Services Management Research Center

Email: mohammadreza.amiresmaili@gmail.com

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/06/18 | Accepted: 2014/06/18 | Published: 2014/06/18

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