Perspectives of Clinical Staff about Patient Safety Culture in Imam Hussein Hospital of Hashtroud, East Azerbaijan, Iran
Author(s): Safa Elmi, Javad Babaie, Faranak Elmi
Patient safety is one of the main part of quality of services provided by healthcare systems. It is necessary to evaluate patient safety culture among medical staff in a constant manner. This study was aimed to evaluate patient safety culture among medical working staff of Imam Hussein Hospital of Hashtroud, East Azerbaijan, Iran. The present cross-sectional study was carried out in 2017. Ninety eight staff was recruited through census sampling. Data collection tool was Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) questionnaire including 42 questions and 12 dimensions. Data were analysed using SPSS software (ver.16), descriptive data; t-test, and ANOVA tests. The results showed that patient safety culture was at its average level and the highest and lowest means were for “teamwork within units” with 72.14±91.30 and “staffing” with 43.13±62.99, respectively. Based on obtained results, it is suggested that managers should identify effective factors on patient safety culture and promote patients’ health by implementing and following safety norms and designing efficient programs.