Günlük Gazetelere Yansıyan Tıbbi Uygulama Hataları Üzerine Retrospektif Bir İnceleme
Fatma Çarıkçı, Sultan Eslek, Çiğdem Kırbaş, Berfin Aktaşçı, Fatma Baştimur
Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil Universitesi, Yeni Yuzyil Journal of Medical Sciences
Objective: The aim of this study is to examine the medical error cases that are the subject of the daily newspapers, which are gaining importance both in the health professions and in the social order, and to create a general framework on what the medical error cases are over the years and how they result. Methods: This study is a retrospective and cross-sectional descriptive study. The universe of the research consists of all newspapers (published in Turkey) whose archives can be accessed via
... he internet between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2020. As a result of the scanning, 32 newspaper archives published daily were reached. A sample of 130 news in daily newspapers was created by using the keywords "wrong medical practice, wrong diagnosis, wrong treatment, wrong surgery, wrong drug administration, doctor error, nurse error, health technician error". The data were evaluated by simple frequency analysis. Results: At the end of study 130 cases were collected. 78.5% of the news about erroneous medical practices published in the newspapers are in the form of current news, 79.2% of the content of the news gives sufficient information, 77.7% of the people who make medical mistakes are made by specialist physicians, 8.4% It was determined that the reputation was created by nurses. When we look at the clinical area where medical error is applied, it has been determined that 36.9% of them occur in the operating room surgery department, and the most common type of medical malpractice is incorrect surgical practices with 26.9%. It has been determined that 30% of erroneous medical practices occur as a result of negligence, 28.5% as a result of carelessness and inattention, and 25.4% as a result of lack of knowledge and experience. 35.4% of the medical malpractices examined resulted in death. It has been demonstrated that 78.5% of those exposed to medical errors have an increased length of stay in hospital. Conclusion: Necessary measures should be taken and improvements should be made to reduce and prevent all errors, especially erroneous surgical practices and erroneous medical practices caused by doctors. This study can show the headlines that the press cares about medical malpractice, but it cannot give the true percentage distribution of errors.