Perception of Nurses About Patient Safety Culture in Accredited Hospital by CBAHI in King Khalid Hospital, Hafr Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia in 2023

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Mashael Huwaydi F Aldhafeeri, Amira Mohammed saad Mohammed


Background: The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (CBAHI) measures patient safety culture during accreditation of healthcare facilities in Saudi Arabia. The objective of this study is to assess the perception of nurses about patient safety culture in accredited hospitals by CBAHI in King Khalid Hospital, Hafr Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia in 2023. Methods: This study is observational, quantitative, descriptive, and cross-sectional. The sample size was 133 participants selected through convenient sampling, and data was collected using the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) survey questionnaire. Statistical tests were conducted to determine associations between nurse characteristics and their perception level. Results: The study was conducted in King Khalid Hospital, Hafr Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia, with 161 nurses participating. The overall mean score of nurse perception of patient safety culture in the hospital was 3.31, indicating a relatively positive perception. No significant difference was found in the perception of patient safety culture among nurses based on demographic factors. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is a relatively positive perception of patient safety culture, but there is still room for improvement in some areas, including communication, involvement of hospital management, and patient care during shift changes.

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