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Speaking up for safety--it's not simple

Series Title(s):
Pennsylvania patient safety advisory
Author(s):
Liberatore, Kim, author
Contributor(s):
Pennsylvania. Patient Safety Authority, issuing body.
Publication:
[Harrisburg, Pa.] : Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, September 2018
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Surveys
Patient Advocacy
Patient Education as Topic
Patient Participation
Patient Safety
Hand Disinfection
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Pennsylvania
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Patient education, engagement, and empowerment have been at the core of many organizations' efforts to make healthcare safer. To measure and focus such efforts, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority developed a patient poll about basic safety practices, such as asking about healthcare worker handwashing. The poll was administered in 2006, 2013, and, most recently, February through April 2018. Results from 2018 remain consistent with the previous two iterations: high reported likelihood to ask questions to gain understanding and low reported likelihood to question potential safety breaches. In 2018, 96% of patients reported positive inclination towards asking for a fuller explanation, and just 33% reported positive inclination towards asking a healthcare worker if they washed their hands. This gap represents an opportunity for future safety work in Pennsylvania and beyond.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY-NC-DC license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (11 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101735845 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Pennsylvania patient safety advisory
Author(s):
Liberatore, Kim, author
Contributor(s):
Pennsylvania. Patient Safety Authority, issuing body.
Publication:
[Harrisburg, Pa.] : Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, September 2018
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Surveys
Patient Advocacy
Patient Education as Topic
Patient Participation
Patient Safety
Hand Disinfection
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Pennsylvania
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Patient education, engagement, and empowerment have been at the core of many organizations' efforts to make healthcare safer. To measure and focus such efforts, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority developed a patient poll about basic safety practices, such as asking about healthcare worker handwashing. The poll was administered in 2006, 2013, and, most recently, February through April 2018. Results from 2018 remain consistent with the previous two iterations: high reported likelihood to ask questions to gain understanding and low reported likelihood to question potential safety breaches. In 2018, 96% of patients reported positive inclination towards asking for a fuller explanation, and just 33% reported positive inclination towards asking a healthcare worker if they washed their hands. This gap represents an opportunity for future safety work in Pennsylvania and beyond.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY-NC-DC license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (11 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101735845 (See catalog record)