The safety culture in a children's hospital

J Nurs Care Qual. Jul-Sep 2006;21(3):223-9. doi: 10.1097/00001786-200607000-00006.

Abstract

Efforts to improve patient safety require an understanding of organizational culture. In a survey of inpatient healthcare providers in a children's hospital, physician perceptions of teamwork were higher than those of all other staff (P < .001). Recognition of the impact of stress and fatigue was low, and job satisfaction was high for all groups. A majority of respondents did not feel rewarded for incident reporting. Information on hospital-level safety culture can lead to targeted system improvement.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Burnout, Professional / prevention & control
  • Burnout, Professional / psychology
  • Communication
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Fatigue / prevention & control
  • Fatigue / psychology
  • Female
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Hospitals, Pediatric / organization & administration*
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Male
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control*
  • Medical Staff, Hospital / psychology*
  • Nursing Methodology Research
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology*
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Safety Management / organization & administration*
  • Social Support
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Total Quality Management / organization & administration
  • Utah