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Table 1 Showing the patterns of medical incidents at MRRH

From: Practice, perceived barriers and motivating factors to medical-incident reporting: a cross-section survey of health care providers at Mbarara regional referral hospital, southwestern Uganda

ProfessionFrequency (n)Percentage (%)
Nurses10566.4
Laboratory technician74.4
Midwives127.6
Doctors148.9
Clinical officer127.6
Pharmacist21.3
Anesthetist31.9
Theatre assistant21.3
Dispenser10.6
Total158100.0
Category of incidence (multiple responses question)Frequency (n/158)Percentage (%)a
Medication errors
 Wrong dose80/15850.6
 Poly pharmacy100/15863.3
 Drug administered at the wrong time118/15874.7
 Wrong route60/15838
Diagnostic errors
 Wrong diagnosis26/15816.5
 Delayed diagnosis134/15884.8
 Inappropriate investigation101/15863.9
 Failure to use results109/15869.0
Preventive errors
 Failure to provide prophylactic treatment110/15869.6
 Others15/1589.5
Surgical errors
 Pre-operative management50/15831.6
 Omitted pre-operative investigation45/15828.5
 Forgotten materials in the body10/1586.3
 Omitting post-operative notes35/15822.2
 Others5/1583.2
Otherwise uncategorized incidences
 Drug reactions45/15828.5
 Equipment failure30/15819.0
 Near misses6/1583.8
  1. aPercentages are rounded off to one decimal place