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Ethics code: IR.MEDILAM.REC.1395.038

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Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical sciences, Ilam, Iran
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Patient safety culture is the first necessary step to reduce medical errors and improve the patient's condition. For this reason, the present study was conducted to determine the status of patient safety culture in hospitals in Ilam in 2016.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, 150 nurses in Ilam were selected by random sampling. The questionnaire used was the standard Hospital Survey On Patient Safety Culture questionnaire whose validity and reliability had been confirmed in previous studies. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 17.
Results: The findings of the present study showed that the safety culture of the nurses was moderate and there was no statistically significant difference between the studied hospitals in terms of patient safety culture (p <.05). Among the dimensions related to patient safety culture, the dimension of extra-organizational teamwork and non-punitive response had the lowest mean and the dimensions of organizational learning and general understanding of safety had the highest mean.
Conclusion: Considering the importance of patient safety culture, it is necessary to take the necessary interventions to improve the patient safety culture among nurses, especially in the two dimensions of extra-organizational teamwork and non-punitive response that have the lowest mean.
: Cross sectional | Subject: General
Received: 2018/07/29 | Accepted: 2018/09/29 | Published: 2018/07/15

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