PPAHS Surveys

PPAHS Surveys help to provide information and data to help understand issues. Below are some surveys we have been involved in – some big, some small – all interesting.

Who is Liable for COVID-19?

To better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact liability and malpractice claims, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety conducted an online survey from October 8-15, 2020 with its followers.


Survey on Whether Lung Function Testing Being Performed During COVID-19

This survey explored whether clinicians are performing lung function tests during COVID-19 and what improvements to such testing they would like to have.


Survey on Whether Patients Have Delayed or Not Seen a Doctor Because of COVID-19

A survey conducted by the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety has found that patients have delayed or not seen a doctor because of COVID-19.

184 patients responded to the online survey conducted from August 25, 2020 to September 7, 2020.


First National Survey of Patient-Controlled Analgesia Practices 

  • In early 2013, for the very first time, a national survey of hospitals was conducted to determine practices around patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps. With responses from hospitals from 40 states, the survey provides a baseline of information about
    1. the practices and standards currently followed by hospitals in PCA administration;
    2. the way hospitals view the role of technology in administration and monitoring of opioids; and,
    3. the technology, training and information healthcare providers think are important for greater patient safety in the future.
  • For the infographic on this survey, please click here.

Survey at Society for Technology in Anesthesia annual meeting

  • The Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) is an international organization of physicians, engineers, students and others with an interest in anesthesia-related technologies.
  • This survey was conducted with attendees at the session on alarm fatigue.
  • For the article on the survey, please click here.

Survey on ASA Standards and APSF Recommendations

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