Study of Patient Safety Culture from the Perspective of Nurses Working in Teaching Hospitals of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in 1401

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Instructor, Clinical care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.

2 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Dep. of Community Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.

4 Student Research Committee, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.


Patient safety culture is an important aspect for the provision of quality health services, so that it has received attention at the global level, and is the main step in promoting and improving the patient safety culture to evaluate it, for this reason the purpose of this research is to investigation of patient safety culture from the point of view of nurses working in teaching hospitals of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in 1401.
Materials and Methods:
The present study was descriptive (cross-sectional) and the research sample included 300 nurses working in teaching hospitals of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, who were selected for the study by simple random sampling method. The study tool was the patient safety culture monitoring questionnaire in the hospital. Chi-square test was used to compare qualitative variables and independent t-test or its non-parametric equivalent, data analysis was done using Stata 14 software.
The overall score of patient safety culture dimensions is 140.053 and is in the average range. The dimensions of "information exchange and transfer" with a score of 16.933 is the highest, and the dimensions of "repetition of incident reporting" with a score of 9.9333 is the lowest.
It is recommended that measures be taken at different levels, including the ministry and management, to promote patient safety culture, so that hospital managers implement safety culture policies and non-punishment policies in the hospital and support their employees.


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