Establishing a Better Patient Safety Culture: An Empirical Study of the Perceptions of Physicians and Nurses in a Tertiary Hospital in China


Establishing a Better Patient Safety Culture: An Empirical Study of the Perceptions of Physicians and Nurses in a Tertiary Hospital in China

Chih-Hsuan Huang, Xiaoyu Zhu, Li Li, Ke Lu, Yan Song and Ying Gao

Chih-Hsuan Huang, Xiaoyu Zhu, Li Li, Ke Lu, Yan Song and Ying Gao "Establishing a Better Patient Safety Culture: An Empirical Study of the Perceptions of Physicians and Nurses in a Tertiary Hospital in China" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Volume-6 | Issue-2 , April 2019, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD20333.pdf

Understanding physicians’ and nurses’ perceptions about patient safety could help healthcare organizations to service patients and enhance advantages in a competitive medical industry. Sexton et al.’s (2006) Safety Attitude Questionnaire (SAQ) was used in this study to assess physicians’ and registered nurses’ perceptions of patient safety culture in a tertiary hospital in China. A total of 195 valid questionnaires were collected (27 physicians and 168 nurses). The results show that strong and positive relationships among safety culture, teamwork climate, and working conditions are found. Additionally, perceptions of management and working conditions are significantly related. Our results suggest that hospital managers should develop a proper patient safety culture, including incentives for the creation of patient safety environment, long-term team-building activities, a quality working environment, and transparent communication among staff.

Patient Safety Culture; Safety Attitude Questionnaire; Physicians; Nurses


Volume-6 | Issue-2 , April 2019

2394-9333

IJTRD20333
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