A STUDY ON PATIENT SAFETY CULTURE AMONG DOCTORS AND NURSES IN A DISTRICT HOSPITAL OF WEST BENGAL

Dr Suman kar, Dr. Debjyoti Karmakar

Abstract


Background: Patient safety is an important component of health care quality. Patient safety, including the measurement
of patient safety culture is a top priority in developed countries today . It was amide to study the patient safety behaviour
among the doctors and nursing care personnel of a distric hospitalof west bengal.
Objective: To assess the safety culture is prevailing among doctors working in Indian setting and nurses perception of
safety culture in their respective working units.
Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted at the District Hospital of Tamluk, Purba Medinipur, ,India. A systematic
random sampling technique was employed doctors and nurses was selected randomly over a three month period from
1st March 2017 to 31st May 2017. A “Hospital Survey On Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) Questionnaire was be used to
collect the information from the doctors and nurses.
Results: Most of the respondents were staff nurse (44.0%) followed by doctors (38.0%) which were significantly higher
than that of other occupation (p=0.038).
Conclusion: Most of them (88.0%) opined that hospital management provides a work climate that promotes patient
safety and also giving top priority to patient safety. Thus the results of this study revealed that both the hospital authority
and staff are aware about the patients' safety and are taking adequate measurements related to patients' safety.


Keywords


Patient safety culture health care quality, Nurse.

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