Abstract: Good clinical practice means providing care that is safe and effective without doing harm. This requires proper identification and acceptance of errors through sound safety culture.
This study aims to measure patient safety culture among physicians and identify factors affecting it Methods: The study was carried out in a medium sized public hospital in Cairo. Study tool is an Arabic version of the hospital survey on patient safety culture developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ] . It measures 12 dimensions of safety culture in addition to two outcome variables
Results: A total of 78 physicians answered the questionnaire, analysis of data showed that only 42.3% of participants scored >/=50% total safety culture. All dimensions scored < 75 while 8 out of the 12 dimensions scored below 50%. Certification was barely significant as a factor affecting total score safety culture while other studied factors were not significant Conclusion and Recommendations: Perception of Patient safety culture among physicians of Al Qahira Al Fatimya hospital was negative. It is recommended that the hospital adopt a more open and non-punitive culture as well as training of physicians for a better safety culture
Aisha M. Aboul Fotouh ,Aisha M. Aboul Fotouh ,Ihab S. Habil ,Dina N. Boulos ,Shaymaa M. El Bokl ,
Patient safety culture among physicians in a public medium size hospital in Cairo,
Egypt. J. Community Med. 2016;
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