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[Attitudes towards patient safety culture in a hospital setting and related variables].

[Attitudes towards patient safety culture in a hospital setting and related variables].
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Mir-Abellán R, Falcó-Pegueroles A, de la Puente-Martorell ML,


Mir-Abellán R, Falcó-Pegueroles A, de la Puente-Martorell ML, (click to view)

Mir-Abellán R, Falcó-Pegueroles A, de la Puente-Martorell ML,

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Gaceta sanitaria 2016 10 1531(2) 145-149 pii S0213-9111(16)30177-7
Abstract
OBJECTIVE
To describe attitudes towards patient safety culture among workers in a hospital setting and determine the influence of socio-demographic and professional variables.

METHODS
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.

RESULTS
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.

CONCLUSIONS
This study has allowed us to determine the rating of the hospital in patient safety culture. This is vital for developing improvement strategies.

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