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The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire: psychometric properties, benchmarking data, and emerging research
BackgroundThere is widespread interest in measuring healthcare provider attitudes about issues relevant to patient safety (often called safety climate or safety culture). Here we report theExpand
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Error, stress, and teamwork in medicine and aviation: cross sectional surveys
Abstract Objectives: To survey operating theatre and intensive care unit staff about attitudes concerning error, stress, and teamwork and to compare these attitudes with those of airline cockpitExpand
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Evaluation of the culture of safety: survey of clinicians and managers in an academic medical center
Background: Despite the emphasis on patient safety in health care, few organizations have evaluated the extent to which safety is a strategic priority or their culture supports patient safety. InExpand
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Operating room teamwork among physicians and nurses: teamwork in the eye of the beholder.
BACKGROUND Teamwork is an important component of patient safety. In fact, communication errors are the most common cause of sentinel events and wrong-site operations in the US. Although efforts toExpand
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Sustaining reductions in catheter related bloodstream infections in Michigan intensive care units: observational study
Objectives To evaluate the extent to which intensive care units participating in the initial Keystone ICU project sustained reductions in rates of catheter related bloodstream infections. DesignExpand
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Clinical review: Checklists - translating evidence into practice
Checklists are common tools used in many industries. Unfortunately, their adoption in the field of medicine has been limited to equipment operations or part of specific algorithms. Yet they haveExpand
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Implementing and Validating a Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program
Background: The IOM identified patient safety as a significant problem. This paper describes the implementation and validation of a comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) in intensive careExpand
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The effect of executive walk rounds on nurse safety climate attitudes: A randomized trial of clinical units
BackgroundExecutive walk rounds (EWRs) are a widely used but unstudied activity designed to improve safety culture in hospitals. Therefore, we measured the impact of EWRs on one important part ofExpand
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Translating teamwork behaviours from aviation to healthcare: development of behavioural markers for neonatal resuscitation
Improving teamwork in healthcare may help reduce and manage errors. This paper takes a step toward that goal by (1) proposing a set of teamwork behaviours, or behavioural markers, for neonatalExpand
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