OCA Survey Results: SafetyNET

What is SafetyNET?

There is nothing more fundamental than safety in all aspects of health care.

Recently, an international and interdisciplinary team based at the University of Alberta has begun the process to support patient safety culture awareness for all regulated health disciplines using spinal manipulation therapeutically.

This includes developing a national adverse event reporting system so chiropractors and other manual medicine practitioners can improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of their treatments.

This reporting system is one of SafetyNET’s ongoing research studies. Early results demonstrate that 50% of patient’s symptoms are better after treatment, 50% are unchanged, and <1% are worse. The results also show a high patient safety satisfaction.

As a supporter of the project, the OCA is helping to recruit chiropractors for this important initiative. Thank you for your support.


Help Us Revolutionize Patient Safety

Please call (780) 492-2047 to speak with a SafetyNET study coordinator to learn more about participating or to complete an inquiry link click here. This study can set a benchmark to highlight our profession’s commitment to patient safety.

We hope that Ontario’s chiropractors can play a pivotal part in it.

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SafetyNET Survey Highlights:

24% OF RESPONDENTS IDENTIFIED PROBLEMS EXCHANGING INFORMATION WITH INSURANCE/THIRD PARTY PAYERS.

Combined percent of overall chiropractic office self-rating:
PATIENT-CENTERED
Is responsive to individual patient preferences, needs and values.
89%
EFFECTIVE
Is based on scientific knowledge.
81%
TIMELY
Minimizes waits and potentially harmful delays.
79%
EFFICIENT
Ensures cost-effective care (avoids waste, overuse, and misuse of services).
79%
EQUITABLE
Provides the same quality of care to all individuals regardless ofgender, race, ethnicity, language, etc.
96%

Regarding areas of concern surrounding updating patients’ medication lists:
40% ANSWERED WITH “Don’t Know” OR “Not Applicable”.