ArticlesExploring Safety Culture in Jordanian Hospitals A Baseline StudySuliman, Mohammad PhD, RN; Aljezawi, Maen PhD, RN; AlBashtawy, Mohammed PhD, RN; Fitzpatrick, Joyce PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN; Aloush, Sami PhD, RN; Al-Awamreh, Khitam PhD, RNAuthor Information Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing (Drs Suliman, Aljezawi, AlBashtawy, and Mohammad) and Department of Adult Health Nursing (Dr Aloush), Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan; and School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (Dr Fitzpatrick). Correspondence: Mohammad Suliman, PhD, RN, Al al-Bayt University, PO Box 130040, Mafraq 25113, Jordan ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflicts of interest.Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.jncqjournal.com).Accepted for publication: June 16, 2016Published ahead of print: August 1, 2016 Journal of Nursing Care Quality: July/September 2017 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - p E1-E7 doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000218 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Medical error is a serious issue in hospitals in Jordan. This study explored Jordanian nurses' perceptions of the culture of safety in their hospitals. The Hospital Survey of Patient Safety Culture translated into Arabic was administered to a convenience sample of 391 nurses from 7 hospitals in Jordan. The positive responses to the 12 dimensions of safety culture ranged from 20.0% to 74.6%. These are lower than the benchmarks of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Jordanian nurses perceive their hospitals as places that need more effort to improve the safety culture. © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.