Tips to Improve Patient Safety

Tips to Improve Patient Safety

To improve patient safety, hospitals are being advised to treat their employees better, according to one study. The study found that the incidence of medical malpractice was higher at hospitals where the level of employee satisfaction was higher. Factors such as management engagement with staff and positive communication went a long way toward improving employee job satisfaction which in turn led to greater patient satisfaction. Further, where doctors reported a better employment culture at a particular hospital, the incidence of malpractice was lower. Many factors may lead to a potential medical malpractice claim, with poor communication between staff and physicians one of the leading causes. Where poor employment factors lead to disgruntled employees, patients may suffer.

Thus, while improving working conditions may not be able to prevent all medical errors from occurring, not only will employees be more satisfied, but the incidence of medical negligence should decrease, the report concludes.

For more information or if you or a loved one suffered harm as a result of a medical mistake, please contact the experienced San Diego medical negligence lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.
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