The current status of patient safety in Argentina: Cross sectional study

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Title: The current status of patient safety in Argentina: Cross sectional study
Author: Arpi, Lucrecia.; Panattieri, Nestor.; Fram, Cristina.; Paz, Verónica.
Abstract: Background. Patient safety is a priority for healthcare organizations. For the PRONAP´s 2013 final exam, the Quality & Patient Safety Subcommittee and the PRONAP managers designed a survey to be answered by pediatrician students nationwide. It was destined to evaluate attitudes, practices and safety conditions in which they worked. Aim. To assess the current state of practices in patient safety. Material and methods. Setting and sample: PRONAP students (7,438 pediatrician nationwide) who answered 2013 final exam. Instrument: Patient Safety Survey about pediatric inpatient (9 domains) and outpatient (5 domains) practices, and population data. Results. Patient Safety Survey: 6424 answered (86%). Population: age: 42% 30-40 years. Women: 80%. Residence in Pediatrics: 83%. Patient safety training: 30%. geographical origin: all provinces and CABA. Inpatient practices: 15% answered their institution had Patient Safety Committee. 74% of institutions did not have event reporting systems, 70% didn´t have a patient´s identification system. 32% answered that drug prescription should be done upon vademecum at their institution, and 27% had infection´s control programs, 28% performed surgical checklist in operating room and 55% had a standardized patient hand-off. Outpatient practices: 62% said they had washbasins, 56% had soap available, and 63% alcohol gel. 70% answered children with a supposed infectious rash did not wait his turn separately. This study shows that most pediatricians in Argentine work without prioritizing patient safety, both in ambulatory and inpatient practice.
URI: https://riu.austral.edu.ar/handle/123456789/800
Date: 2017-02-01


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