Hospital executives are spending more time than ever addressing
patient safety. According to an online survey of 140 members of the
Health Management Academy representing 79 of the U.S. largest
- Sixty-four per cent of all executive groups (CEOs, CFOs, CMOs,
and CNOs) rated patient safety as the top priority (also for CEOs
at 46 %) over financial health, patient satisfaction, information
technology, and physician loyalty.
- Forty-six per cent spend more than 25% of their time on patient
- Establishing a patient-safety culture was the top priority - at
47% ("nothing else was even close").
- According to 90% of the surveyed executives, their organizations increased spending on patient safety from 2004 to 2005.
Date published: 04-10-06
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