91% of Americans feel safe, protected at medical visits  

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

Ninety-one percent of patients say their provider made them feel safe and protected during medical visits in the past year, according to Stericycle's 2019 Patient Safety Report.

Stericycle surveyed 1,200 U.S. adults on their attitudes toward patient safety via a 14-question mobile poll in February.

Three survey findings:

1. Ninety-four percent of respondents said providers were genuinely concerned about their health.

2. Ninety-three percent of respondents said providers took the time to explain care follow-up instructions, and 91 percent said providers made sure they understood what medications they were taking.

3. A majority (94 percent) of respondents said providers routinely washed their hands, wore gloves and took other precautionary infection control measures during medical visits.

To view the full report, click here.

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