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Table 4 Perceived barriers to incident reporting

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

StatementSAADSD
Lack of knowledge about incidents is a barrier to incident reporting83 (52.5)45 (28.4)7 (4.4)23 (14.6)
Absence of an incident management team in the hospital46 (29.1)85 (53.8)22 (13.9)5 (3.2)
Failure of the administration to keep confidentiality of those that report incidents35 (22.2)93 (58.9)26 (16.5)4 (2.5)
Lack of support from the management of the hospital to health workers about incident reporting54 (34.2)68 (43.0)27 (17.1)9 (5.7)
Fear of being punished by the administration34 (21.5)103 (65.2)15 (9.5)6 (3.8)
Isolation by fellow staff after one has reported an incident57 (36.1)64 (40.5)25 (15.8)12 (7.6)
  1. SA Strongly Agree, A Agree, D Disagree, SD Strongly Disagree
  2. Bartlett’s test approx. Chi-square = 12.126; level of significance (probability value) = 0.669