The safety culture in a children's hospital.J Nurs Care Qual. 2006 Jul-Sep; 21(3):223-9.JN
Efforts to improve patient safety require an understanding of organizational culture. In a survey of inpatient healthcare providers in a children's hospital, physician perceptions of teamwork were higher than those of all other staff (P < .001). Recognition of the impact of stress and fatigue was low, and job satisfaction was high for all groups. A majority of respondents did not feel rewarded for incident reporting. Information on hospital-level safety culture can lead to targeted system improvement.