A study on adherence to international patient safety goals in a tertiary care cardiac centre in India

Ananya, R and Kamath, Sagarika and Sharma, Amrita and Raj, Aswathi and Soman, Biju and Kamath, Rajesh (2019) A study on adherence to international patient safety goals in a tertiary care cardiac centre in India. Medico-Legal Update, 19 (2). pp. 211-215. ISSN 0971-720X

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Introduction: Aim:To assess adherence to International Patient Safety Goals among medical and paramedical staff.Objectives:To assess awareness levels about the goals amongst the hospital staff and implementation of the goals by the medical and paramedical staff. Method: This is a cross-sectional study.The stratified sampling method was used where the healthcare providers who are directly associated with patients in patient care,were sub-grouped into doctors, nurses and paramedical staff which include physiotherapists,lab technicians ,radiologists, dieticians,etc. 18% - 20% of the staff under each sub-group was randomly considered for sampling.A structured observational checklist was used along with interview and the questionnaire consisted of 20 questions covering all the 6 goals.The study was carried out from 3rd May 2017 to 15th June 2017 with a sample size of 306 in total. Results and Discussion: Overall compliance (category wise) is observed to be highest in Doctors with 72%, followed by Nurses with 69% and then Paramedics with 68% compliance. It was noted that the cause of non-compliance with the goals by staff was either because of lack of knowledge or extra work load which reduces the ease of implementation or sometimes combination of both.Doctors and paramedical staff have mentioned insufficient training classes as the reason for their non-compliance.Nurses had classes on a regular basis but still failed to acknowledge and implement the same.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adherence;International patient safety goals;tertiary care cardiac centre.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Hospital Administration
Management > MIM Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2019 03:59
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2019 03:59
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154402

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