History of incompetent nurses – has it gotten better in the last 50 years? Nurses are getting more education now then they used to – is this making them more competent. Do nurses rely too much on technology now to catch their mistakes? What impact has technology had on competent care? What areas has nursing competence gone up in the last 50 years and what areas has it gone down? Do hospitals have measurement tools for competence training/testing?
6) How is medical incompetence measured – medication errors, medical chart mix up ext?