Risk Management: Element of Safety Strategy in Public and Private Hospitals
Objectives: To analyze public and private institutions that use risk management; investigate the strategies that these hospitals adopt for patient and professional safety and identify the positive and negative aspects that imply the risk management in the hospitals surveyed. Method: A descriptive study, quanti-qualitative, developed in four hospitals in the public and private network of João Pessoa - PB. The sample was represented by eight professionals responsible for risk management in the participating institutions. Data were collected from February to March 2016. The data were collected and analyzed using simple descriptive statistics. Results: It was observed that public hospitals have adopted a strategy of use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), professional development courses participations and the development of actions of epidemiological surveillance; and that private hospitals are limited to the PPE use and information about biosecurity procedures for patients and professionals. Conclusion: The institutions surveyed still do not follow the risk management standards as security strategic element, that discourages and emotionally wearing out health professionals. It is recommended the implementation of continuing education actions focused on risk management to improve the level of knowledge among professionals who serve in the public and in private sector.
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