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Table 1 Comparisons of patient safety culture dimensions between hospitals

From: Nurses’ perceptions of patient safety culture: a mixed-methods study

Safety culture dimensionsHospital 1 (n = 63)Hospital 2 (n = 46)p
1. Frequency of event reporting43.92% (41.8)42.75% (40.2).885
2. Overall perceptions of safety31.0% (28.0)25.5% (24.4).295
3. Supervisor/manager expectations and actions promoting safety50.4% (33.1)45.7% (34.2).468
4. Organizational learning—continuous improvement41.8% (33.3)43.5% (35.0).800
5. Teamwork within hospital units70.2% (34.4)63.6% (34.0).319
6. Communication openness55.6% (34.9)37.0% (30.8).005
7. Feedback and communication about error27.0% (31.0)32.6% (27.6).322
8. Non-punitive response to error39.7% (30.4)35.5% (31.7).489
9. Staffing16.3% (16.8)11.4% (13.6).112
10. Hospital management support for patient safety13.2% (23.6)24.6% (33.2).055
11. Teamwork across hospital units45.6% (31.6)48.4% (39.8).679
12. Handoffs and transitions54.4% (30.9)59.8% (30.0).363