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Tourani S, Khodayari Zarnaq R, Arabloo J, Esmaili A, Taghizadeh S, Khosravizadeh O. A Survey on Patient Safety Using the Farsi Version of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire in Iran. payavard. 2016; 10 (1) :82-92
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5969-en.html

1- Associate Professor, Health Services Management Department, School of Medical Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Ph.D Student in Health Policy, Health Management and Economics Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Ph.D Student in Health Policy, Health Management and Economics Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Arabloo_j64@yahoo.com
4- Master of Science in Health Services Management, Health Services Management Department, School of Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
5- Ph.D Student in Health Services Management, Health Services Management Department, School of Medical Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (3143 Views)

Background and Aim: Patient safety is a critical element of health care quality, and is a priority of health system that pursue to improve the quality of health services. This study aims to determine the attitude the nurses about patient safety in hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Materials and Methods: Nurses employed in 7 emergency and intensive care ward specialty and subspecialty hospital affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences was invited to anonymously complete safety attitudes survey. Reliability of the questionnaires was evaluated by calculating Chronbach’s alpha. ANOVA were used to compare the score means between the wards. Spearman correlation test was used to analyze the correlation between the safety dimensions and the outcome variables.

Results: The results showed that the highest score was dedicated to stress recognition, and the lowest score was related to management perception and working conditions. No significant difference was between the perceptions of emergency department nurses and intensive care nurses with various aspects of safety culture in hospitals.

Conclusion: Patient safety status described as acceptable in emergency and intensive care wards. There is a need to understanding of the atmosphere and the culture of safety by hospital executives deeply.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2016/07/2 | Accepted: 2016/07/2 | Published: 2016/07/2

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