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Table 2 Patient safety grade, incident report and other work data between hospitals and units

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

 Hospital 1
(n = 63)
Hospital 2
(n = 46)
pInternal Medicine
(n = 26)
General Surgery
(n = 34)
Emergency
(n = 49)
pTotal
(n = 109)
Patient safety grade  .325   .010 
Excellent/good10 (16.1%)12 (26.1%) 9 (34.6%)4 (12.1%)9 (18.4%) 22 (20.4%)
Acceptable39 (62.9%)28 (60.9%) 14 (53.8%)27 (81.8%)26 (53.1%) 67 (62.0%)
Poor13 (21.0%)6 (13.0%) 3 (11.5%)2 (6.1%)14 (28.6%) 19 (17.6%)
Number of incidents reported  .118   .049 
None50 (79.4%)29 (63.0%) 14 (53.8%)26 (76.5%)39 (79.6%) 79 (72.5%)
1 to 2 incidents12 (19.0%)12 (26.1%) 6 (23.1%)8 (23.5%)10 (20.4%) 24 (22.0%)
3 to 5 incidents1 (1.6%)4 (8.7%) 5 (19.2%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 5 (4.6%)
6 to 10 incidents0 (0.0%)1 (2.2%) 1 (3.8%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%) 1 (0.9%)
Working hours per week  .039   .013 
More than 40 h11 (17.5%)16 (34.8%) 12 (46.2%)5 (14.7%)10 (20.4%) 27 (24.8%)
Career in the hospital  .938   .185 
1 to 5 years12 (19.1%)6 (13.0%) 3 (11.5%)7 (20.6%)8 (16.3%) 18 (16.5%)
6 to 10 years9 (14.3%)7 (15.2%) 6 (23.1%)6 (17.6%)4 (8.2%) 16 (14.7%)
11 to 15 years19 (30.2%)14 (30.4%) 8 (30.8%)9 (26.5%)16 (32.7%) 33 (30.3%)
16 to 20 years8 (12.7%)6 (13.0%) 1 (3.8%)2 (5.9%)11 (22.4%) 14 (12.8%)
More than 21 years15 (23.8%)13 (28.3%) 8 (30.8%)10 (29.4%)10 (20.4%) 28 (25.7%)
  1. p-value of the contrast between “none” versus “1 or more incidents”