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According to Judymae, Maura and Stephanie (2015), it’s estimated that between 210,000
and 440,000 patients who seek health care services in hospitals across the country tend to suffer
some form of preventable harm which contributes to their death. With such a huge number, this
makes medical errors the third leading cause of death after heart diseases and cancer. As a result,
there are genuine reasons to explore ways to reduce or eliminate these errors. Bedside shift
reporting has been identified through research as one of the means that has a significant positive
effect in reducing medical error, improving communication between nurses and with the patient,
and enhancing the quality of care. According to Hayakawa, Meza, Penna, Mastroianni, Hayes,
Bame, and Thomas (2015), bedside reporting is the process of change-of-shift which takes place
on the patient bedside between the off-going nurse and the oncoming one.
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), bedside
reporting ensures provides an opportunity for effective communication between nurs...
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