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Table 6 Reliability of the 12 safety culture dimensions in the German data compared with the US data

From: Psychometric properties of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for hospital management (HSOPS_M)

Dimension No. of items Cronbach's
alpha
American data
for staffa
Cronbach's alpha
German data for
management
Safety Culture Dimensions    
   Hospital management support for patient safety 3 .83 .87
   Supervisor/manager expectations/actions 4 .75 .69
   Teamwork across hospital units 4 .80 .78
   Teamwork within units 4 .83 .77
   Communication openness 3 .72 .64
   Hospital handoffs and transitions 4 .80 .83
   Nonpunitive response to error 4 .79 .73
   Feedback and communication about error 3 .78 .79
   Staffing 4 .63 .73
   Organizational learning 3 .76 .61
Outcome Dimensions    
   Overall perceptions of safety 4 .74 .73
   Frequency of event reporting 3 .84 .86
  1. NOTE: aResults of the pilot study [15]