Patient Safety Culture In Health Organizations: Scoping Review
Objective: identify and map the forms to evaluate the patient safety culture in health organizations.
Method: scoping review, developed based on the method proposed by the Joanna Briggs Institute. Data collection occurred in June 2016 in 15 international databases. Descriptive statistics was used for data analysis.
Results: the sample consisted of 75 publications. Among the eleven instruments identified to evaluate the safety culture, the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture questionnaire and the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire had the greatest international repercussion, since they were adapted, validated and used in different continents and contexts.
Conclusion: The synthesis of the instruments enabled clarifying their characteristics, and how they can be important tools to support and accompany changes in the safety culture over time.
Descriptors: Patient’s safety; Organizational culture; Nursing;
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