Gaceta sanitaria 2016 10 1531(2) 145-149 pii S0213-9111(16)30177-7
To describe attitudes towards patient safety culture among workers in a hospital setting and determine the influence of socio-demographic and professional variables.
The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture was distributed among a sample of professionals and nursing assistants. A dimension was considered a strength if positive responses exceeded 75% and an opportunity for improvement if more than 50% of responses were negative.
59% (n=123) of respondents rated safety between 7 and 8. 53% (n=103) stated that they had not used the notification system to report any incidents in the previous twelve months. The strength identified was "teamwork in the unit/service" and the opportunity for improvement was "staffing". A more positive attitude was observed in outpatient services and among nursing professionals and part-time staff.
This study has allowed us to determine the rating of the hospital in patient safety culture. This is vital for developing improvement strategies.