Maternal and neonatal health care worker well-being and patient safety climate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ObjectiveTo assess maternal and neonatal healthcare workers (HCWs) perspectives on well-being and patient safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study designAnonymous survey of HCW well-being, burnout, and patient safety over the prior conducted in June 2020. Results were analyzed by job position and burnout status.
ResultWe analyzed 288 fully completed surveys. In total, 66% of respondents reported symptoms of burnout and 73% felt burnout among their co-workers had significantly increased. Workplace strategies to address HCW well-being were judged by 34% as sufficient. HCWs who were "burned out" reported significantly worse well-being and patient safety attributes. Compared to physicians, nurses reported higher rates of unprofessional behavior (37% vs. 14%, p = 0.027) and difficulty focusing on work (59% vs. 36%, p = 0.013).
ConclusionThree months into the COVID-19 pandemic, HCW well-being was substantially compromised, with negative ramifications for patient safety.
- Haidari, E; Main, EK; Cui, X; Cape, V; Tawfik, DS; Adair, KC; Sexton, BJ; Profit, J
- May 1, 2021
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- 41 / 5
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- 961 - 969
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