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Journal of Patient Safety Risk Management


OBJECTIVE: To create, administer, and psychometrically examine a survey to measure two new organizational culture factors - preoccupation with failure and adherence to shared baselines - in healthcare settings.

METHOD: Direct care providers (n = 4484) from a large healthcare system in the Southern United States completed a survey as part of their annual safety culture assessment.

RESULTS: We provide evidence about the internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha ranged from .80 to .89) factor structure, concurrent validity (correlation with overall patient safety grade ranged from .60 to .67, p

CONCLUSIONS: We established evidence for internal consistency and validity of two new factors that measure aspects of organizational culture - preoccupation with failure and adherence to shared baselines - that are distinct from safety culture and teamwork culture.



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