Thursday, February 2, 2012

Study on How Hospital Safety Needs Improvement

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2012 User Comparative Database Report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Results are in from 1,128 U.S. hospitals and 567,703 staff members.

According to the report, most staff members are saying that good communication between workers and patients could improve, in regards to transferring patients.

The full report contains data for hospital characteristics, such as teaching status, bed size, work positions, and interaction with patients. The report enables hospitals to compare themselves to other hospitals.

The survey was designed to see the opinions of hospital staff based on event reporting, safety issues and medical errors.

Overall, the opinions from most staff make it known that patient safety could always be improved.

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