Medication error based on nurse knowledge at inpatient unit of Surabaya private hospital

Wahidah Rachmaniyah, Bima Pramundita, Djazuly Chalidyanto

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Medication error is one of the factors that cause the incidence of medical error. The parties who were responsible for these cases are nurses. The purpose of this study is to describe the incidence of medication error based on the knowledge of nurses at the inpatient unit of Surabaya Private Hospital. This is an observational descriptive research. Based on the time of study this was included as cross sectional study. The respondents were 63 nurses. The data were collected by questionnaires and observational guidance. Data analysis was conducted by cross tabulation analysis. The results of this study are most of the respondents were in the age range of 20-40 years old. Most of the respondents were female. The last education of most of the respondents was Diploma-III. The most of respondents have worked for more than 10 years. The respondents who have good-knowledge are in Class 2 room, while the respondents who have poor-knowledge are in Kids room. In overall of the room, the knowledge levels of respondents are poor. The conclusion of this study is the incidences of medication error are more happening in the room with poor level of respondent’s knowledge and fair level of respondent’s knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2302-2306
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019


  • Inpatient
  • Knowledge
  • Medication error
  • Nurse


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