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Table 5 Safety Climate Dimensions Categorization

From: Assessing safety climate in acute hospital settings: a systematic review of the adequacy of the psychometric properties of survey measurement tools

Safety Climate Dimension SOS items HSOPSC Items SAQ items PSCHO items Can-PSC items Total Number of items/dimension Percentage of items/dimension %
Top management support & institutional commitment to safety 0 7 6 9 7 29 20.6
Teamwork 5 8 7 0 0 20 14.2
Safety systems: “Policies&Procedures, Safety Planning, Hand offs & Transitions, Staffing, Equipment” 2 7 3 6 0 18 12.8
Safety perceptions & Attitudes of staff, Risk perceptions 0 3 3 9 1 17 11.3
Reporting Incidents & “non-punitive” response to error 0 3 1 6 5 14 10.6
Communication openness 1 4 4 1 0 10 7.1
Organizational learning and continuous improvement 1 3 0 1 4 9 6.4
Beliefs about the causes of errors & adverse events 0 0 4 3 0 7 5.0
Training & continuous education 0 0 3 2 0 5 3.5
Staff satisfaction 0 0 5 0 0 5 3.5
Feedback & Communication about adverse events 0 2 0 0 2 4 2.8
Work Pressure 0 2 0 1 0 3 2.1
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 9 39 36 38 19 141 100%
  1. HSOPSC Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, SAQ Safety Attitudes Questionnaire, PSCHO Patient Safety Climate in Healthcare Organizations, Can-PSC Canadian Patient Safety Climate Scale, SOS Safety Organizing Scale