Table 2

Conditions for the county council’s patient safety work
Response items To what extent do the following statements apply to the county council in which you work? N
Agree completely (%) Agree mostly (%) Agree slightly (%) Do not agree at all (%)
Patient involvement is important for patient safety 43 41 14 3 164
Patient safety work has good support from the county council’s management 32 47 21 0 167
Patient safety work has good support from the heads of departments/clinics 17 58 25 1 166
Inadequate time and/or resources to analyse adverse events and risks 13 53 31 3 167
Inadequate time and/or resources for preventive action 12 61 23 3 163
The county council has good systems in place for conducting root cause analyses 12 59 22 2 166
The county council provides a supportive environment for patient safety work 11 55 29 5 167
The county council has good systems in place for analysing adverse events 11 48 31 10 164
The county council provides support for forums and meetings concerning patient safety 11 40 41 8 165
The county council has good systems in place for conducting risk analyses 11 38 40 9 166
Personnel who work with patient safety are required to have specific training in the area 6 32 48 13 162
Root cause and risk analyses and related analyses result in changes to routines and practice 5 60 33 1 162
Patient complaints and reports are systematically analysed and followed up 5 52 41 2 164
Identification of adverse events and risks usually results in interventions to improve patient safety 4 50 43 4 161
There is an adequate budget for patient safety work 2 26 42 30 156
The interventions implemented to improve patient safety are evaluated 2 23 64 11 160
Information about adverse events and risks are systematically communicated to health care workers throughout the county council 2 21 54 24 165
The county council is supportive and commits resources of various kinds (financial support, personnel, etc.) to improve patient safety 1 15 55 29 161

Response items are arranged according to the proportion of “agree completely” replies. Answers missing or recorded as “no opinion” excluded.

Nygren et al.

Nygren et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:52   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-52

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