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Less than half of hospital workers sure they won’t face punishment for mistakes: AHRQ survey
Modern Healthcare

Relatively few hospital workers are confident they will not face punishment for mistakes or patient-safety event reports, according to the latest findings of a rolling national survey of hospital administrative and clinical staff. The 2011 Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found only 44% of responding hospital workers were confident they would not face punishment in such patient-safety situations. That low confidence rate was ranked as the leading area of patient-safety improvement needed among hospitals, according to a report on the survey.