Table 6

Patient Safety Composite Reliability

Patient Safety Composite

Cronbach's Alpha Reliability


Communication openness

.73


Feedback & communication about error

.78


Frequency of event reporting

.85


Handoffs & transitions

.81


Management support for patient safety

.79


Nonpunitive response to error

.78


Organizational learning--Continuous improvement

.71


Overall perceptions of patient safety

.74


Staffing

.62


Supervisor/Manager expectations & actions promoting patient safety

.79


Teamwork across units

.79


Teamwork within units

.83


Sorra and Dyer BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:199   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-199

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