Patient Safety Culture In Health Organizations: Scoping Review

  • Alcides Viana De Lima Neto
  • Micheline Da Fonseca Silva
  • Suzane Gomes De Medeiros
  • Mayara Lima Barbosa
  • Pétala Tuani Candido de Oliveira Salvado
  • Viviane Euzébia Pereira Santos


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;

Mar 19, 2017
How to Cite
VIANA DE LIMA NETO, Alcides et al. Patient Safety Culture In Health Organizations: Scoping Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, mar. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 may 2017. doi:
Global Health & Health Policy