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Table 5 Description of safety culture dimensions at the primary health care facility level

From: Assessment of patient safety culture in primary health care in Muscat, Oman: a questionnaire -based survey

Work area / Unit Positive responses N (%) No. of Total responses
Hand-offs and transitions (Dimension’s positivity = 46%)
 Things “fall between the cracks” when transferring patient to and from 173 (93) 179
  Within health centers 95 (51) 179
  Secondary care 36 (19) 182
  Tertiary care 161 (87) 186
 Important patient care information is often lost during shift changes 129 (69) 185
 Problems often occur in the exchange of information across sections in the health center. 162 (87) 184
 Shift changes are problematic for patients in this health center 104 (57) 183
Teamwork across units (Dimension’s positivity = 82%)
 There is good cooperation among health center sections that need to work together 120 (65) 186
 Health center sections work well together to provide the best care for patients 104 (56) 186
 The clinics do not coordinate well each other 137 (74) 181
Management support for patient safety (Dimension’s positivity = 75%)
 The center management seems interested in patient safety only after an adverse event happens 175 (94) 186
 The health center management provides a work climate that promotes patient safety 156 (84) 185
 The actions of the center management show that patient safety is a top priority 97 (52) 186