publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Motivational antecedents of incident reporting: evidence from a survey of nurses and physicians

Pfeiffer, Yvonne; Briner, Matthias; Wehner, Theo; Manser, Tanja;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Nov 2013
  • Publisher: EMH Schweizerischer Ärzte-Verlag AG
  • Country: Switzerland
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY: Underreporting is a major issue when using incident reporting systems to improve safety in hospitals. Based on a psychological framework, this study investigated the motivational antecedents of the willingness to report into incident reporting systems in healthcare. Individual, organisational and system-related influences on the willingness to report incidents were investigated in a survey of physicians and nurses from five Swiss hospitals. METHODS: The motivational antecedents were tested using structural equation modelling. The sample consisted of 818 respondents, 546 nurses and 230 physicians; the response rate was 32%. The willingness ...
free text keywords: Incident reporting systems in healthcare; Patient safety; Willingness to report; Motivation to report incidents; Underreporting, Medical sciences, medicine, ddc:610, General Medicine, Health care, business.industry, business, Response rate (survey), Management support, Patient safety, Nursing, Structural equation modeling, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Social psychology, Transparency (graphic), Citizen journalism, Incident reporting systems in healthcare, Willingness to report, Motivation to report incidents, Underreporting, info:eu-repo/classification/ddc/610
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