The current state of patient safety culture in Lebanese hospitals

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dc.contributor.author Dimassi, Hani
dc.contributor.author El-Jardali, Fadel
dc.contributor.author Jaafar, Maha
dc.contributor.author Jamal, Diana
dc.contributor.author Hamdan, Rana
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-30T07:56:54Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-30T07:56:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2015-09-30
dc.identifier.issn 0952-6862 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2209
dc.description.abstract Objective The objective of this study is to conduct a baseline assessment of patient safety culture in Lebanese hospitals. Design The study adopted a cross-sectional research design and utilized the hospital survey on patient safety culture (HSOPSC). Setting Sixty-eight Lebanese hospitals participated in the study (54% of all hospitals). Participants A total of 6807 hospital employees participated in the study including hospital-employed physicians, nurses, clinical and non-clinical staff, and others. Main Outcome Measures The HSOPSC measures 12 composites of patient safety culture. Two of the composites (frequency of events reported and overall perception of safety), in addition to questions on patient safety grade and number of events reported, are the four outcome variables. Results Survey respondents were primarily employed in medical and surgical units. The dimensions with the highest positive ratings were teamwork within units, hospital management support for patient safety, and organizational learning and continuous improvement, while those with lowest ratings included staffing and non-punitive response to error. Approximately 60% of respondents reported not completing any event reports in the past 12 months and over 70% gave their hospitals an ‘excellent/very good’ patient safety grade. Bivariate and multivariate analysis revealed significant differences across hospitals of different size and accreditation status. Conclusions Study findings provide evidence that can be used by policy makers, managers and leaders who are able to create the culture and commitment needed to identify and solve underlying systemic causes related to patient safety. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The current state of patient safety culture in Lebanese hospitals en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A study at baseline en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603781
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal for Quality in Health Care en_US
dc.journal.volume 22 en_US
dc.journal.issue 5 en_US
dc.article.pages 386-395 en_US
dc.keywords Patient safety culture en_US
dc.keywords Hospitals en_US
dc.keywords Hospital size en_US
dc.keywords Accreditation en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzq047 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation El-Jardali, F., Jaafar, M., Dimassi, H., Jamal, D., & Hamdan, R. (2010). The current state of patient safety culture in Lebanese hospitals: a study at baseline. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 22(5), 386-395. en_US
dc.author.email hani.dimassi@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/22/5/386?rss%253D1=

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