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Table 6 Outcome measures of patient safety culture

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

Outcome measures Positive responses N (%) No. of Total responses
Frequency of error reporting (Dimension’s positivity 40%)
 When a mistake is made, but is caught and corrected before affecting the patient, how often is this reported? 72 (39) 186
 When a mistake is made, but has no potential to harm the patient, how often is this reported? 63 (34) 186
 When a mistake is made that could harm the patient, but does not, how often is this reported? 91 (49) 186
Overall perception of patient safety (Dimension’s positivity = 55%)
 Patient safety is never sacrificed to get more work done 110 (59) 185
 Our procedures and systems are good at preventing errors from happening 119 (64) 185
 It is just by chance that more serious mistakes don’t happen around here 82 (44) 186
 We have patient safety problems in this unit 95 (51) 186