Table 6

Reliability of the 12 safety culture dimensions in the German data compared with the US data

Dimension

No. of items

Cronbach's

alpha

American data

for staffa

Cronbach's alpha

German data for

management


Safety Culture Dimensions

Hospital management support for patient safety

3

.83

.87

Supervisor/manager expectations/actions

4

.75

.69

Teamwork across hospital units

4

.80

.78

Teamwork within units

4

.83

.77

Communication openness

3

.72

.64

Hospital handoffs and transitions

4

.80

.83

Nonpunitive response to error

4

.79

.73

Feedback and communication about error

3

.78

.79

Staffing

4

.63

.73

Organizational learning

3

.76

.61

Outcome Dimensions

Overall perceptions of safety

4

.74

.73

Frequency of event reporting

3

.84

.86


NOTE: a Results of the pilot study [15]

Hammer et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:165   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-165

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