How COVID-19 Is Changing Patients’ Hospital Safety Perceptions
Nearly 40% of consumers say COVID-19 has negatively changed their perception of hospital safety, and more than one-third (34%) say they would not feel confident going to a hospital for care if they or a family member had COVID-19.
That’s according to an April 2020 survey of 744 consumers by Sage Growth Partners and Black Book Market Research.
“COVID-19 will have an enduring impact not only on how care is delivered in the United States, but on how patients approach healthcare,” said David Goldsteen, MD, a former emergency physician and VigiLanz’s CEO.
A recent survey of 100 hospital leaders reveals that hospitals are making some patient safety improvements, but there’s still a long way to go.
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“While respect for healthcare providers is at an all-time high, many consumers fear that hospitals don’t have the resources necessary to provide high-quality care amidst the pandemic. Over the next few months, hospitals will need to move quickly to prepare for another potential surge and to rebuild consumer trust.”
New Report Looks at the Future of Patient Safety
Dr. Hayley Burgess discusses patient safety challenges, improvement opportunities, and the role that technology can play in advancing positive changes in a new article from Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.
VigiLanz Backs Safer Care: Answering the PCAST Call
VigiLanz stands ready to support the recommendations for improving patient safety as outlined by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).