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Table 2 Implementation and usefulness of interventions to prevent the impact of adverse events on second and third victims

From: Interventions in health organisations to reduce the impact of adverse events in second and third victims

  Implementation   Usefulness  
Dimensions Primary care Hospital P*= Primary care Hospital P*=
Safety culture 2.6 3.2 0.001 3.5 3.7 ns
Crisis plan 2.5 3.1 0.001 3.6 3.8 0.05
Open communication with patients and/or relatives 2.2 2.5 0.002 3.4 3.4 ns
Support for second victims 2.3 2.5 0.022 3.6 3.6 ns
Public communication and the organisation’s reputation 2.7 2.9 0.01 3.6 3.7 ns
  1. Comparison of the views of hospital and primary care professionals
  2. N = 406
  3. On each dimension, scores could range from 1 to 5
  4. *from the Student’s t-test for independent samples