Evaluation of patient safety culture in personnel of hospitals in Kermanshah, 2013

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Afshin Almasi 1 , Reza Pourmirza Kalhori 2 , Touraj Ahmadi Jouybari 3 , * , Afshin Goodarzi 4 , Alireza Ahmadi 5

1 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Department of Medical Emergency Medicine, School of Para medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Andorra

3 Clinical Research Development Unit, Imam Khomeinie Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Department of Medical Emergency Medicine, School of Para medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

5 Department of Anesthesiology, Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Andorra

How to Cite: Almasi A , Pourmirza Kalhori R , Ahmadi Jouybari T , Goodarzi A , Ahmadi A. Evaluation of patient safety culture in personnel of hospitals in Kermanshah, 2013, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2015 ; 4(1):e81582.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 4 (1); e81582
Published Online: May 11, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 10, 2014
Accepted: March 11, 2015

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Abstract

Background: Patients’ safety is a critical component of health care systems. As health care organizations continually strive to improve, there is important growing recognize of establishing a culture of patients' safety. The aim of this study was to measure personnel perceptions in patient safety culture in governmental and Non-governmental hospitals in Kermanshah.
Methods: This descriptive- analytic study was done with 872 samples in 2013 with as census sampling in physicians, nurses, and Para clinical personnel. Data collection was carried by using the Hospital Survey of Patient Safety Culture questionnaire (HSOPSC). Data were analyzed by the software for Windows, ver. 20by using Chi-square, Mann–Whitney U, kruskal-wallis and correlation coefficient tests.
Results: Among the dimensions of patients' safety culture in Kermanshah hospitals 49.7% was suitable and 50.3 % inappropriate. No significant statistical difference were seen in all hospitals. Findings of this study be shown there is no correlation were been in patient safety culture and gender, employment status, level of literacy and duty classification )P>0/05). 

Conclusion: Patients’ safety cultures in personnel of hospitals in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences were not suitable and improving patients' safety culture should be a priority among hospital administrators.

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Patients’ safety culture Hospital Kermanshah

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