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Table 4 Participant responses to a list of causes of medical errors

From: A survey of community members' perceptions of medical errors in Oman

Cause Number (%)
  Yes No
Uncaring health care professional 80 (48.5) 85 (51.5)
Lack of training 76 (46) 89 (54)
Work overload 70 (42) 95 (58)
Lack of time spend with the patient 64 (39) 101 (61)
Shortage of doctors 57 (34.5) 108 (65.5)
Poor handwriting 37 (22) 128 (78)
Poor supervision 33 (20) 132 (80)
Complexity of medical care 26 (16) 139 (84)
Shortage of paramedical 24 (14.5) 141 (85.5)
Shortage of nurses 21 (13) 144 (87)
Lack of computerized medical record 11 (7) 154 (93)