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Assessment of patient safety culture in viewpoints of Kashan hospitals nurses 2016

Authors: Mohammad Reza Sharif, Monika Motaghi and AlirezaFarrokhian

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Patient safety, i.e. prevention of any hurt to the patient, is one of the main factors of health care quality. Improving
patient safety culture through the implementation of systems and processes necessary to work can play an important
role in preventing errors and improving the quality. For this purpose, the status of patient safety culture in Kashsn
hospitals was examined. This cross – sectional study was performed in five hospitals of Kashan University of
Medical Sciences and one Social Security Hospital, by a 42-item standard patient safety questionnaire with a
random sampling of 200 nurses available in 2016. Mean age, experience, experience in the last unit of work,
experience in nursing profession, work hours per week were obtained 34.28 ± 6.89, 7.72 ± 5.1, 5.87 ± 4 .2,
10.42±7.93years and 62.8±26.8hours, respectively. A verage of safety culture and its dimensions including teamwork
within the units, in line with expectations and the head of patient safety, patient safety management support,
organizational learning and continuous improvement, the general perception of patient safety, communication and
feedback about errors were obtained 2.88±0.56, 3.04 ±069, 2.87±0.79, 3.08±0.88, 2.96±0.54, 2.87±0.98, 2 .81±0.59,
2.52±0.98, 2.91±0.43, 3.14±1.04, 2.99±0.54, respect ively. According to the obtained results, the status of safety
culture in hospitals was deemed unfavorable and seemed to need development by training and proper guidelines in
order to establish a culture of patient safety and prevention of hurt to patients in order to assure their safety at the

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