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Hip With the Times - July 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 4 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 7 BY THE NUMBERS Patient Safety Survey Is your facility making patient safety its highest priority? Do staff members ever feel rushed? Are physicians and management empowering them to speak up when some- thing doesn't seem right? We asked 362 caregivers at all lev- els for their opinions. We have fully engaged time outs before procedures. Always 73.2% Usually 22.7% Sometimes 2.8% Rarely 0.8% Never 0.3% Not sure 0.3% In the moments before proce- dures begin, physicians encourage all team members to speak up if and when they have concerns. Always 35.6% Usually 28.1% Sometimes 15.3% Rarely 13.3% Never 6.1% Not sure 0.8% Staff members feel comfort- able speaking up or asking questions when something doesn't seem right. Always 48.2% Usually 39.3% Sometimes 10.0% Rarely 1.9% Not sure 0.6% Has your facility ever experienced a "never event," such as a wrong surgery, wrong-site or wrong-patient surgery, retained object or patient burn? Yes 46.0% No 47.9% Not sure 6.1%

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