Surgical team member assessment of the safety of surgery practice in 38 South Carolina hospitals.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
In this survey of surgical teams at South Carolina hospitals that were implementing the World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist, the majority of overall responses about patient safety were positive. However, there was wide variation between hospitals. In some hospitals surveyed, up to 57% of respondents reported that they would not feel safe being treated in their own operating room.