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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182855cde
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Assessment of Nurses' Perceptions of Patient Safety Culture in a Saudi Arabia Hospital

Aboshaiqah, Ahmad E. PhD, RN; Baker, Omar Ghazi PhD, RN

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify factors that nurses perceive as contributing to the culture of patient safety in a hospital in Saudi Arabia. A total of 498 registered nurses employed in the hospital completed the survey. The majority of nurses perceived a positive patient safety culture. There were significant differences in nurses' perceptions of patient safety culture based on gender, age, years of experience, Arabic versus non-Arabic speaking, and length of shift.

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