Características de documentos utilizados para estructurar las políticas internas relacionadas a las metas internacionales de seguridad de pacientes

Translated title of the contribution: Characteristics of documents used for establishing internal policies which agree with international standards for patient safety

Ximena Villarroel, Naldy Febré

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Abstract

The management of adverse events is a key issue in health institutions; this effort begins with the development of standards, protocols and indicators, which must be built according to international standards. Objective: To assess the official document used by health centers in our country for establishing internal policies with regards to international quality criteria in the area of patient safety. Method: Quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study, with a total of 90 documents which were assessed, from private and public health care centers. Information was collected online, through direct interview or e-mails sent to the quality committees of the institutions involved. The selection criteria were based on 6 international patient safety goals. Internationally defined ethical norms were respected. Results: A total of 30 health institutions were assessed. Items reaching above 90% compliance were “name of institution and title of document”. On the other hand, the items “existence of the monitoring program” and “presence of indicator or indicators” had a 40% compliance. Out of the institutions assessed, documentation about “Patient Identification” was found in 90% (27/30) of them. Conclusion: The present study shows the diversity of formats for the elaboration of documents for patient safety, which are also required for accreditation.

Translated title of the contributionCharacteristics of documents used for establishing internal policies which agree with international standards for patient safety
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)91-102
Number of pages12
JournalCiencia y Enfermeria
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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