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Table 1 Socio-demographic and professional characteristics of respondents in addition to frequency of events and patient safety grade

From: Patient safety culture in a large teaching hospital in Riyadh: baseline assessment, comparative analysis and opportunities for improvement

Characteristics N %
Gender
 Male 728 28.6%
 Female 1820 71.4%
Age (years)
 <30 854 33.7%
 30–45 1148 45.3%
 46–55 401 15.8%
 ≥55 years 133 5.2%
Degree classification
 Under high school 14 0.6%
 High school level 62 2.5%
 Diploma level 1082 43.6%
 Baccalaureate degree 966 38.9%
 Masters degree 124 5.0%
 Doctorate degree 112 4.5%
 Other 122 4.9%
Work area/unit where respondents spend most of their work time
 Many different hospital units/no specific unit 13 0.5%
 Administration 697 27.1%
 Medical 536 20.8%
 Surgical 503 19.6%
 Diagnostics 277 10.8%
 Other 545 21.2%
Respondents’ positions at the hospital
 Administration/Management 92 3.6%
 Attending/Staff physician 158 6.1%
 Dietician 46 1.8%
 Infection control practitioner/Coordinator/Nurse 13 0.5%
 Patient care assistant/Hospital aide/Care partner 45 1.8%
 Pharmacist 56 2.2%
 Physical, occupational, speech therapist 52 2.0%
 Physician assistant/Nurse practitioner 17 0.7%
 Registered nurse 1287 50.1%
 Resident physician/Physician in training 67 2.6%
 Respiratory therapist 10 0.4%
 Quality staff 23 0.9%
 Unit assistant/Clerk/Secretary 133 5.2%
 Technician (e.g., EKG, Lab, Radiology) 308 12.0%
 Other, please specify: 264 10.3%
Experience in current hospital (years)   
 Less than 1 year 463 18.6%
 1 to 5 years 758 30.5%
 6 to 10 years 622 25.0%
 11 to 15 years 290 11.7%
 16 to 20 years 136 5.5%
 21 years or more 217 8.7%
Experience in current work area (years)   
 Less than 1 year 436 17.3%
 1 to 5 years 986 39.1%
 6 to 10 years 528 20.9%
 11 to 15 years 245 9.7%
 16 to 20 years 159 6.3%
 21 years or more 168 6.7%
Job involves direct contact with patients
 Yes 1956 76.1%
 No 615 23.9%
Patient safety grade   
 Excellent 507 20.6%
 Very good 1207 49.0%
 Acceptable 632 25.6%
 Poor 100 4.1%
 Failing 19 0.8%
Number of events reported   
 No events 1275 52.7%
 1 to 2 event reports 677 28.0%
 3 to 5 event reports 315 13.0%
 6 to 10 event reports 84 3.5%
 11 to 20 event reports 36 1.5%
 21 event reports or more 34 1.4%