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Table 7 Internal consistency by test of Cronbach’s α

From: Psychometric properties of the hospital survey on patient safety culture, HSOPSC,applied on a large Swedish health care sample

  Dimension Total sample Hospital care sample Primary care sample
1 Communication openness 0.68 0.67 0.70
2 Feedback and communication about error 0.76 0.76 0.80
3 Frequency of error reporting 0.87 0.87 0.88
4 Handoffs and transitions between units and shifts 0.74 0.75 0.73
5 Executive management support for patient safety 0.81 0.81 0.79
6 Nonpunitive response to error 0.74 0.74 0.75
7 Organizational learning–continuous improvement 0.66 0.66 0.68
8 Overall perceptions of safety 0.71 0.72 0.69
9 Staffing 0.67 0.67 0.64
10 Supervisor/manager expectations and actions promotingsafety 0.78 0.79 0.79
11 Teamwork across units 0.72 0.71 0.74
12 Teamwork within the unit 0.76 0.75 0.80
13 Information and support to patients and family who havesuffered an adverse event 0.83 0.83 0.84
14 Information and support to staff who have been involved in anadverse event 0.77 0.77 0.81
  1. Criterion ≥0.7 for each dimension.