Table 1

Demographic characteristics of respondents.

Overall

(%)

Supervisor

(%)

Non

-supervisor

(%)

Overall

(%)

Supervisor

(%)

Non-supervisor

(%)


    Hospital level

    Work unit/department

Medical center hospital

189 (24.0%)

54

(17.7%)

135

(28.0%)

Physician

Regional hospital

293

(37.2%)

120

(39.2%)

173

(35.9%)

Surgery a

45

(19.6%)

38

(19.7%)

7

(19.0%)

Community hospital

306

(38.8%)

132

(43.1%)

174

(36.1%)

Medicine b

140

(60.8%)

124

(64.2%)

16

(43.2%)

    Gender

Cross unit

45

(19.6%)

31

(16.1%)

14

(37.8%)

Male

207

(26.3%)

170

(55.6%)

37

(7.7%)

Nurse

Female

581

(73.7%)

136

(44.4%)

445

(92.3%)

Surgery a

96

(20.1%)

27

(37.5%)

69

(17.0%)

    Staff position

Obstetrics/

baby room

5

(1.0%)

0

(0%)

5

(1.2%)

Physician

230

(29.2%)

193

(63.1%)

37

(7.7%)

General ward

174

(36.4%)

25

(34.7%)

149

(36.7%)

Nurse

478

(60.6%)

72

(23.5%)

406

(84.2%)

Outpatient

department

85

(17.8%)

3

(4.2%)

82

(20.2%)

Administrator

80

(10.2%)

41

(13.4%)

39

(8.1%)

Cross unit

118

(24.7%)

17

(23.6%)

101

(24.9%)

    Education level

Administrator

High school

26

(3.3%)

4

(1.3%)

22

(4.6%)

Indirect to patient c

74

(92.5%)

37

(94.9%)

37

(90.2%)

Junior college

102

(12.9%)

10

(3.3%)

92

(19.1%)

Direct to patient d

6

(7.5%)

2

(5.1%)

4

(9.8%)

College/university

597

(75.8%)

241

(78.8%)

358

(74.3%)

Master

59

(7.5%)

47

(15.3%)

10

(2.0%)

PhD

4

(0.5%)

4

(1.3%)

0

(0%)

    Working time in hospital

    Working hours per week

Less than 1 year

81

(10.3%)

17

(5.6%)

64

(13.3%)

Less than 20 hours

18

(2.3%)

12

(3.9%)

6

(1.2%)

1 to 5 years

407

(51.6%)

134

(43.8%)

273

(56.6%)

20 to 39 hours

108

(13.7%)

57

(18.6%)

51

(10.6%)

6 to 10 years

151

(19.2%)

67

(21.9%)

84

(17.4%)

40 to 59 hours

573

(72.7%)

193

(63.1%)

380

(78.8%)

11 to 15 years

87

(11.0%)

51

(16.7%)

36

(7.5%)

60 to 79 hours

63

(8.0%)

31

(10.1%)

32

(6.7%)

16-20 years

34

(4.3%)

20

(6.5%)

14

(2.9%)

80 to 99 hours

11

(1.4%)

5

(1.7%)

6

(1.2%)

21 years or more

28

(3.6%)

17

(5.5%)

11

(2.3%)

More than 100 hours

15

(1.9%)

8

(2.6%)

7

(1.5%)

    Patient safety training (in hospital)

    Patient safety training (outside hospital)

Yes

621

(78.8%)

227

(74.2%)

394

(81.7%)

Yes

360

(45.7%)

177

(57.8%)

183

(38.0%)

No

167

(21.2%)

79

(25.8%)

88

(18.3%)

No

428

(54.3%)

129

(42.2%)

299

(62.0%)

    Adverse event report system set-up

    Patient safety department set-up

Yes

758

(96.2%)

293

(95.8%)

465

(96.5%)

Yes

690

(87.6%)

278

(90.8%)

412

(85.5%)

No

9

(1.1%)

6

(2.0%)

3

(0.6%)

No

35

(4.4%)

11

(3.6%)

24

(5.0%)

Not sure

21

(2.7%)

7

(2.2%)

14

(2.9%)

Not sure

63

(8.0%)

17

(5.6%)

46

(9.5%)

    Level of position

Supervisor

306

(38.8%)

-

-

Non-supervisor

482

(61.2%)

-

-


a: Include surgery, ER and ICU.

b: Include internal, medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, family medicine, and psychiatry.

c: Include information, human resource management, finance, secretary, and general affairs.

d: Include front desk, medical record department, and medical affairs.

Chen and Li BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:152   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-152

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