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Table 2 Hospital managers’ attitudes towards and use of DDKM

From: Accreditation as a management tool: a national survey of hospital managers’ perceptions and use of a mandatory accreditation program in Denmark

ItemAttitudes towards DDKMUse of DDKM
 nMeanSD% AgreenMeanSD% Agree
Standardize care processes5363.820.9074.64843.750.9371.0
Increase quality of care by identifying problems5363.400.9650.44883.391.0050.2
Improve the organization of care5363.180.9739.94903.341.0149.0
Improve care5353.270.8542.44853.160.9839.6
Improve patient safety5353.810.8472.64993.690.9370.5
Improve work environment5352.820.9220.85012.760.9319.2
Improve quality in my organization/department5353.630.9263.15053.560.9761.6
Increase patient satisfaction5352.960.8823.94882.940.9124.4
Enhance the professional development of the staff5323.140.9938.04993.171.0341.7
Enhance feedback from the staff to the management5322.950.9226.34953.000.9729.5
Clarify roles in the organization5183.520.9160.34933.470.9558.4
Clarify responsibility in the organization5183.680.8868.14933.600.9265.9
Improve the organizations financial performance5182.640.9215.44882.700.9718.9
Improve the reputation of my organization5183.090.9032.84853.051.0033.6
Support the organization of administrative teams5182.870.8823.14962.890.9725.7
Support the function of clinical teams5182.870.8422.04842.840.9123.0
Support the function of interdisciplinary teams5182.970.9127.84852.990.9631.3
Support the internal cooperation by promoting the same norms and speech5183.500.8958.54903.500.9760.2
Support the cooperation with healthcare staff across sectors5183.360.9049.44863.070.9835.4