New Survey by Patient Safety Movement Foundation Reveals Only Forty-Five Percent of Patients Feel in Control of Their Health
The COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm in 2020 and drew attention to healthcare performance, access and resource use. Unfortunately, it took the impact of something as monumental as a worldwide pandemic to serve as a reality check about our broken healthcare system, which was built without a foundation for safety, reliability and person-centeredness across the continuum. As we aim to shift into a post-pandemic world, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), a global non-profit committed to achieving zero preventable patient harm and death across the globe by 2030, has released the results from its “2021 Patient Safety Awareness Poll.” The survey examined the publics’ perception of patient safety and preventable medical harm and found that the public feels less in control over what happens to their health and that there is still a long way to go to educate the public about medical errors.
Some key findings included:
- Only 53.2% of individuals know what the term “medical error” means and 37% were able to correctly define it.
- It is apparent that there is still much work to do to bring awareness to this worldwide issue, as 87.3% of the respondents had heard little or nothing about medical error or patient harm in their local area.
- Fifty-eight percent of the public is worried about medical errors during “every visit” or “occasionally” – especially outside of high-income countries.
- Only 45.9% of the public feels in control over what happens to their health, down 31% from 2020.
- When asked what key areas of concern were, 50.9% were worried about out-of-pocket costs, 44% were most worried about receiving worse healthcare following the COVID-19 pandemic and 34.3% were concerned about access to quality care.
- The public overwhelmingly supported creating more public information about this problem, with 82.4% interested in having more focus on promoting patient safety.
“We believe the public should be informed and feel confident in the care they are receiving, and these findings underscore that there is still improvement to be made,” said David B. Mayer, MD, CEO of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “Our movement requires a collective effort to achieve patient safety across the globe and while we have made significant progress focused on educating the public about patient safety in the last year, we are committed to continuing to bring awareness to this important issue.”
The survey was conducted by ClearPath Strategies in March 2021. It consisted of 1,725 English-speaking individuals spanning six countries: Australia, India, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. The “2021 Patient Safety Awareness Poll Results Compared to 2020 Assessment” white paper can be accessed here. An infographic summarizing the key findings can be accessed here.
About the Patient Safety Movement Foundation: Each year, more than 200,000 people die unnecessarily in U.S. hospitals, with more than three million deaths globally, as a result of unsafe care. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is a global non-profit with a vision to eliminate preventable patient harm and death across the globe by 2030. PSMF unites patients, advocates, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers and private payers in support of this cause. From its Actionable Patient Safety Solutions and industry Open Data Pledge to its World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit and more, PSMF won’t stop fighting until it achieves zero preventable patient harm and death. For more information, please visit patientsafetymovement.org, and follow PSMF on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
Leslie Licano, Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org | (949) 733-8679 ext.101
About Business Wire
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
First-ever Winners of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize announced at star-studded London Awards Ceremony17.10.2021 22:00:00 CEST | Press release
The Earthshot Prize has tonight revealed the first-ever five Winners at a glittering ceremony held in London. Each Winner will receive £1million prize money and a global network of support to scale their cutting-edge environmental solutions to repair our planet. The five Winners, which span the globe from Costa Rica to India, include transformative technologists, innovators, an entire country, and a pioneering city and were chosen for their ground-breaking solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet. Earthshot Prize Founder and Prize Council Member Prince William said: “Our five inspirational Winners show that everyone has a role to play in the global effort to repair our planet. We need businesses, leaders, innovators, and communities to take action. And, ultimately, we need all of us to demand that the solutions get the support they need. Because the success of our Winners is our collective, global Earthshot.” Earthshot Prize Council Member Sir David Attenbor
Janssen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for RYBREVANT ® (amivantamab) for the Treatment of Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations After Failure of Platinum-Based Therapy15.10.2021 18:30:00 CEST | Press release
FOR EU TRADE AND MEDICAL MEDIA ONLY. NOT TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO UK AND BENELUX BASED MEDIA The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a conditional marketing authorisation for the medicinal product amivantamab, intended for the treatment of adult patients with advanced NSCLC with activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations, after failure of platinum-based therapy.3 If approved, amivantamab will be the first treatment in the European Union specifically targeting EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations for advanced NSCLC.1 “This group of patients often face a poor prognosis as there are currently no targeted therapy options for this specific mutation nor does it typically respond to existing therapies used to treat more common EGFR mutations,” 1,4,5 commented Catherine Taylor, M.D., Vice President, Medical Affairs
Leading Researchers Present 24-Plex Digital PCR Assay and Novel Multiplex Applications Uniquely Enabled by Stilla’s 6-Color naica ® system15.10.2021 15:08:00 CEST | Press release
Stilla Technologies, the multiplex digital PCR company, joined researchers from SAGA Diagnostics in presenting a 24-plex digital PCR assay generated on Stilla’s six-color naica® system. To mark the platform’s global commercial launch at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2021 Virtual Meeting, Stilla’s Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer Rémi Dangla, PhD, and researchers from SAGA Diagnostics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and University of Athens highlighted the new data during a discussion on how highly sensitive, multiplex digital PCR technology is transforming complex genomic data into actionable insights across a breadth of research and clinical applications. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211015005140/en/ Stilla’s six-color naica® system, the industry’s first six-color digital PCR system, answers market needs for higher performance and multiplexing technology. Learn more here: www
Boston Metal Wins S&P Global Platts Global Metals Award15.10.2021 15:04:00 CEST | Press release
Boston Metal won the New Technology for the Metals and Mining Industry award at the 2021 S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards. Boston Metal is commercializing ground-breaking technology to decarbonize primary steelmaking. The company’s technology combines patented innovations with best practices from the aluminum and steel industries to deliver a revolutionary solution to the carbon emissions challenge facing the steel value chain. Powered by renewable electricity, molten oxide electrolysis converts iron ore into liquid metal and oxygen. The modular, scalable platform produces no CO2 emissions, is highly energy efficient, and works with a wide range of iron ore grades. “We congratulate all the winners and finalists for persevering through unique challenges and continuing to drive performance while embracing change,” said Saugata Saha, president of S&P Global Platts. Dave Ernsberger, Global Head of Pricing and Market Insight, S&P Global Platts, said: “Not surprisingly, but certainly e
The Ministry of Justice makes public the evidence supporting of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s case against Anatolie and Gabriel Stati15.10.2021 13:46:00 CEST | Press release
The Ministry of Justice has launched a new website to spotlight evidence gathered by the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding the fraud committed by Anatolie and Gabriel Stati: www.kzarbitration.com. The purpose of the website is to present the facts of the ongoing and complex legal case and provide easy access to the corresponding evidence. This public repository will increase transparency around the case and dispel the disinformation and lies perpetrated by these individuals against the Republic of Kazakhstan and its people. The evidence - in the form of court rulings, expert opinions, and other publicly available documents - confirms that the Statis have been engaged in a complex and multi-faceted fraud since at least 2006. The website explains how Anatolie and Gabriel Stati defrauded international investors of their money, falsified financial statements, fraudulently obtained audit opinions and pursued an international arbitration against the Republic of Kazakhstan to recoup from the S
TP Awards Schlumberger Sakarya Offshore Gas Field Phase-1 Contract15.10.2021 13:00:00 CEST | Press release
Schlumberger announced today a significant contract award by Turkish Petroleum (TP) for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of end-to-end production solutions for the Sakarya gas field, Turkey’s largest gas reserve. The contract is awarded to Schlumberger and Subsea 7, as part of a consortium. The integrated project scope will cover subsurface solutions to onshore production, including well completions, subsea production systems (SPS), subsea umbilicals, risers, flowlines (SURF), and an early production facility (EPF). Schlumberger will deliver the well completions scope and the design, construction, and commissioning of the early production facility capable of handling up to 350 MMscfd of gas. The SPS and SURF scope will be delivered by OneSubsea®, the subsea technologies, production, and processing systems division of Schlumberger, and Subsea 7. “Schlumberger is uniquely positioned to integrate solutions from the subsurface to the processing facility, a
2021 Jeonju Bibimbap Festival Kicks Off Under the Theme of 'World Bibim Week'15.10.2021 09:00:00 CEST | Press release
Jeonju, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, announced that the 2021 Jeonju Bibimbap Festival, the typical gourmet festival of the city, is to be held on every weekend during October 9 - 31, 2021 in the vicinity of Jeonju Hyanggyo in Jeonju Hanok Village and online. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211015005015/en/ UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy Jeonju city has opened the 2021 Jeonju Bibimbap Festival. Under the title of World Bibim Week, this year's festival is designed and supervised by Ryu Jae-hyeon, Executive Director, focusing on a food festival to deliver the best taste while promoting sociability that is represented by ‘mixture’. It is to be held on every weekend during October 9 - 31, 2021 in the vicinity of Jeonju Hyanggyo in Jeonju Hanok Village and online. The four week-festival features ‘day’ programs on each weekend under different themes including Bibim Week (Day for Couples), Vitamin Week (D
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom