Accession Number : ADA473584


Title :   Study of Medical Ethics Areas of Concern in the Greater San Antonio Area


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 2005-Jun 2006


Corporate Author : GREATER SAN ANTONIO HOSPITAL COUNCIL TX


Personal Author(s) : Hurst, Laura J ; Zucker, Karin W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a473584.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : The purpose of this study is to identify medical-ethical areas of concern faced in the hospitals of the greater San Antonio area. A modified Delphi technique was employed. First and second round questionnaires were sent to 136 chief executive officers, medical directors, chief financial officers, chief social workers, and administrators at hospitals that are members of the Greater San Antonio Hospital Council. Results indicated that the most important clinical and organizational ethics domains are (a) Patient Safety and (b) Patient Care. Within these domains, the most important ethical concerns involve (a) the reporting of medication errors and (b) documentation, respectively. Other key concerns within the clinical domains were issues related to rights and responsibilities of staff. Among the organizational domains, the most important concerns involved compliance, marketing, and billing issues.


Descriptors :   *ETHICS , *MEDICAL SERVICES , SAFETY , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , SOCIAL WELFARE , DELPHI TECHNIQUES , ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL , PATIENTS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE