Frequency of medical errors complaints against medical health centers in Al Madinah Al Munawarah region of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Considering the evolution of healthcare services in Al Madinah Al Munawarah region of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during three years 1434-1436H (2013-2015), there has been an increase in medical errors. Medical errors are a significant universal dilemma and may cause serious medical complications for many of patients, little of which we know about. Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to examine the complaints regarding medical errors in Al Madinah Al Munawarah region. Methods: The data received were raw figures demonstrates a census of all claims presented to different committees in Al Madinah general health directorate over three consequent years 2012- 2013- 2014. Results: Data analysis revealed from the total number of presented claims (109), there were 27 final verdicts of accusation, and 82 of non-medical errors. Results in this study showed that the highest drug errors claims in Al Madinah region originated from departments of obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and internal medicine followed by surgery, emergency, orthopedics, nursing, urology, dental, anaesthesia, pediatric surgery, ophthalmology, rehabilitation center, redcrescent, administration and finally neurosurgery, respectively. Conclusions: Obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and internal medicine were the most affected departments with the highest prevalence of medication error complaints in Al Madinah region.