Applying the Results and Conclusion of the Research Process to Problems in Health Care
October 3, 2013
The procedure of collecting data was appropriate because the data was collected in the most efficient and logical way of collecting data for obtaining the desired outcome. The data for this study was collected by a web-enabled database for error reporting system in a hospital setting. Nurses, physicians, and pharmacists had access to the system at any time to report any type of medication error.
The rights of the subjects were protected because the patients information was never used on the error reporting database and the error reports made by the staff were anonymous, other than tracking what job title the …show more content…
The key distinctions between qualitative and quantitative data are qualitative data focuses on words and quantitative focuses on numbers. Qualitative data is more like a story and reveals information about something. Quantitative data is statistics, p-values, numbers, norms, medians, and means, ect.
The goal of this study was to consider the opinions of healthcare staff about error reports that were aimed at preventing medication errors. The majority of the reports were presented to the software by nursing staff. The view of the nursing staff was considered priceless because that staff had the potential to witness the entire medication process. 1 in 40 of the errors reported came from a Physician and this supports other studies that have suggested that Physicians have a low practice of reporting errors.
Becoming more cautious and increasing attention at each phase of the medication process is the solution according to staff views about preventing medication errors. Mainly, staff believed it was their fault by acting neglectfully instead of placing blame on the medical system or their surroundings. This study proved that staff worked more competently with the error reporting in place than without it.
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