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Table 5 Twelve dimensions of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture

From: Effects of auditing patient safety in hospital care: design of a mixed-method evaluation

Dimensions of patient safety culture [31],[32]
1. Teamwork across hospital departments
2. Teamwork within departments
3. Hospital handovers and transitions
4. Frequency of event reporting
5. Non-punitive response to error
6. Openness of communication
7. Feedback and communication about error
8. Organisational learning – continuous improvement
9. Supervisor/manager expectations and actions promoting patient safety
10. Hospital management support for patient safety
11. Staffing
12. Overall perceptions of safety