Patient safety culture from the perspective of the nursing team




Patient Safety; Culture; Nursing; Health Services Research.


Objective: to evaluate the patient safety culture from the perspective of the nursing team. Methods: cross-sectional design, survey-type inquiry performed with 221 nursing professionals from a University Hospital. The instrument used was the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, the Spearman’s correlation coefficient and the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient were used in the analyses. Results: the patient safety culture has been moderately developed; teamwork within units corresponded to a strong area (75.5%) and the nonpunitive response to errors corresponded to an area for improvement (47.0%). It was observed that the greater the impression of nonexistence of problems and adequacy of the implanted systems, the better the rating assigned to the hospital. Conclusion: patient safety culture is in the process of development; the dimension with more positive answers was teamwork within units and, the one with less positive answers was nonpunitive response to errors.


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Tavares, A. P. M., Moura, E. C. C., Avelino, F. V. S. D., Lopes, V. C. A., & Nogueira, L. T. (2018). Patient safety culture from the perspective of the nursing team. Rev Rene, 19, e3152.



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