If you pay regular visits to our blog, you know that here are Criterion we’re big on surveys – what better way to get feedback? So earlier this year we surveyed both public and private hospitals to find out how they feel about the NSQHS standards and their progress made to date.
Here’s our 4 biggest take-ways on what looks like a challenging time for hospitals.
- The three things they lose sleep about are Clinical Engagement, multidisciplinary collaboration and improving patient flow
- Of the 10 standards, the one most struggled with was Standard 2 – Partnering with Consumers closely followed by Standard 4 – Medication Safety
- The biggest challenge for hospitals over the next year is in Managing Safety and Quality and Strengthening the workforce
- Participants felt that the EQuIPNational Standard post the greatest challenge to Service Delivery and workforce planning.
Something we found a little scary…. During our most recent research we discovered that 68% of facilities accredited by ACHS since the standards were introduced have received recommendations for their performance against Standard 3 – Preventing and controlling infections.
How do these results compare to your hospital?