Issue: 2019, Vol. 24, No. 2
ACTUAL PROBLEM OF PATIENTS SAFETY: PRACTITIONERS POINT OF VIEW
- safety of patients, medical facility.
- The realization by medical personnel the significance&actuality of patients’ safety problem is of great importance for its ensuring. Objective – to estimate the professional opinion of practitioners in dependence on their position and age concerning the problem of patients’ safety ensuring in medical facilities and behavior strategy in case of accidents. Material and methods. 257 practitioners from medical facilities of Volgograd region were enrolled in the study. The original questionnaire was developed in order to reveal social-psychological notions of the respondents and their attitude to the subject of the enquiry. Results and discussion. The obtained data demonstrated that the majority of the practitioners (in-patient departments – 66,7%, out-patient departments – 53,8%, young specialists – 60%) acknowledged the presence of the problem of patients’ safety in medical aid rendering. Among causes of medical accidents all medical workers from all age categories pointed out increased full-time job of medical personnel and insufficient material-technical equipment of medical facilities. 53,7% of medical personnel of in-patients departments indifferently regarded opened recognition of own mistakes and 65,1% of medical personnel of out-patient departments considered it to be necessary. Conclusion. More wide acquaintance of all medical personnel especially of senior age categories with foreign experience of patients’ safety ensuring in medical aid rendering is allowed to be the possible way of this problem decision.