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Table 3 Mean factor scores, correlation with patient safety grade and intercorrelations of the 11 dimensions

From: The psychometric properties of the 'Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture' in Dutch hospitals

  Factor Mean SD Patient safety grade 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Teamwork across hospital units 2.82 0.54 0.29           
2 Teamwork within units 3.89 0.44 0.22 0.14          
3 Adequate shift changes 3.48 0.68 0.25 0.39 0.20         
4 Frequency of event reporting 2.91 0.88 0.26 0.16 0.11 0.15        
5 Nonpunitive response to error 3.61 0.63 0.19 0.15 0.29 0.20 0.22       
6 Communication openness 3.76 0.58 0.34 0.22 0.34 0.30 0.24 0.37      
7 Feedback about and learning from error 3.34 0.61 0.40 0.28 0.25 0.20 0.43 0.30 0.46     
8 Supervisor/manager expectations/actions 3.58 0.55 0.37 0.17 0.35 0.19 0.19 0.36 0.46 0.47    
9 Hospital management support for patient safety 2.96 0.64 0.36 0.35 0.15 0.25 0.29 0.22 0.34 0.47 0.36   
10 Adequate staffing 3.73 0.62 0.16 0.10 0.10 0.09 0.01 0.24 0.15 0.01 0.22 0.16  
11 Overall perceptions of safety 3.33 0.57 0.56 0.31 0.24 0.27 0.22 0.32 0.32 0.36 0.38 0.38 0.33
  1. Note: Factor 10 in relation with factor 1, 2 and 3 is significant at p < 0.05; the remaining correlations are significant at p < 0.01.
  2. Not significant.