Table 4

Effect of executive walk rounds on nurses responses to survey items: Distributions of responses by survey item and EWRs participation.

Survey Item

EWRs Participant n (%)

EWRs Non-participant n (%)


Disagree Strongly

Disagree Slightly

Neutral

Agree Slightly

Agree Strongly

Disagree Strongly

Disagree Slightly

Neutral

Agree Slightly

Agree Strongly

1. The culture of this clinical area makes it easy to learn from the mistakes of others.

0

2 (2.44)

15 (18.29)

22 (26.83)

43 (52.44)

6 (3.13)

21 (10.94)

50 (26.04)

53 (27.60)

62 (32.29)

2. Medical errors are handled appropriately in this clinical area.

3 (3.61)

2 (2.41)

12 (14.46)

12 (14.46)

54 (65.06)

3 (1.54)

17 (8.72)

38 (19.49)

48 (24.62)

89 (45.64)

3. The senior leaders in my hospital listen to me and care about my concerns.

3 (3.57)

6 (7.14)

15 (17.86)

26 (30.95)

34 (40.48)

29 (14.65)

23 (11.62)

40 (20.20)

54 (27.27)

52 (26.26)

4. The physician and nurse leaders in my area listen to me and care about my concerns.

0

6 (7.14)

11 (13.10)

27 (32.14)

40 (47.62)

10 (5.15)

20 (10.31)

40 (20.62)

56 (28.87)

68 (35.05)

5. Leadership is driving us to be a safety-centered institution.

1 (1.19)

0

15 (17.86)

21 (25.00)

47 (55.95)

4 (2.03)

18 (9.14)

48 (24.37)

59 (29.95)

68 (34.52)

6. My suggestions about safety would be acted upon if I expressed them to management.

1 (1.19)

4 (4.76)

14 (16.67)

25 (29.76)

40 (47.62)

11 (5.58)

26 (13.20)

39 (19.80)

50 (25.38)

71 (36.04)

7. Management/Leadership does not knowingly compromise safety concerns for productivity.

3 (3.61)

5 (6.02)

14 (16.87)

24 (28.92)

37 (44.58)

17 (8.76)

21 (10.82)

33 (17.01)

53 (27.32)

70 (36.08)

8. I am encouraged by my colleagues to report any patient safety concerns I may have.

2 (2.41)

3 (3.61)

4 (4.82)

20 (24.10)

54 (65.06)

1 (0.51)

13 (6.63)

25 (12.76)

55 (28.06)

102 (52.04)

9. I know the proper channels to direct questions regarding patient safety.

0

1 (1.23)

4 (4.94)

19 (23.46)

57 (70.37)

0

2 (1.03)

17 (8.72)

60 (30.77)

116 (59.49)

10. I receive appropriate feedback about my performance.

2 (2.38)

4 (4.76)

10 (11.90)

26 (30.95)

42 (50.00)

6 (3.06)

24 (12.24)

38 (19.39)

59 (30.10)

69 (35.20)

11. I would feel safe being treated here as a patient.

0

2 (2.53)

13 (16.46)

21 (26.58)

43 (54.43)

5 (2.56)

20 (10.26)

35 (17.95)

62 (31.79)

73 (37.44)

12. Briefing personnel before the start of a shift (i.e., to plan for possible contingencies) is an important part of patient safety.

0

0

5 (6.10)

19 (23.17)

58 (70.73)

2 (1.04)

4 (2.07)

19 (9.84)

34 (17.62)

134 (69.43)

13. Briefings are common here.

1 (1.30)

3 (3.90)

15 (19.48)

24 (31.17)

34 (44.16)

13 (7.30)

13 (7.30)

40 (22.47)

45 (25.28)

67 (37.64)

14a. I am satisfied with availability of clinical leadership (physician).

1 (1.25)

5 (6.25)

9 (11.25)

21 (26.25)

44 (55.00)

9 (4.62)

26 (13.33)

32 (16.41)

55 (28.21)

73 (37.44)

14b. I am satisfied with availability of clinical leadership (nursing).

2 (2.44)

3 (3.66)

8 (9.76)

31 (37.80)

38 (46.34)

12 (6.25)

13 (6.77)

33 (17.19)

60 (31.25)

74 (38.54)

14c. I am satisfied with availability of clinical leadership (pharmacy).

5 (6.33)

7 (8.86)

18 (22.78)

21 (26.58)

28 (35.44)

20 (10.53)

32 (16.84)

42 (22.11)

51 (26.84)

45 (23.68)

15. This institution is doing more for patient safety now than it did one year ago.

0

1 (1.32)

11 (14.47)

22 (28.95)

42 (55.26)

11 (6.11)

6 (3.33)

59 (32.78)

59 (32.78)

45 (25.00)

16. I believe that most adverse events occur as a result of multiple system failures, and are not attributable to one individual's actions.

0

4 (5.13)

8 (10.26)

24 (30.77)

42 (53.85)

8 (4.17)

16 (8.33)

23 (11.98)

65 (33.85)

80 (41.67)

17. The personnel in this clinical area take responsibility for patient safety.

0

0

8 (9.76)

23 (28.05)

51 (62.20)

2 (1.04)

9 (4.66)

26 (13.47)

75 (38.86)

81 (41.97)

18. Personnel frequently disregard rules or guidelines that are established for this clinical area.

30 (37.50)

10 (12.50)

14 (17.50)

12 (15.00)

14 (17.50)

47 (23.98)

43 (21.94)

39 (19.90)

40 (20.41)

27 (13.78)

19. Patient safety is constantly reinforced as the priority in this clinical area.

0

1 (1.27)

9 (11.39)

16 (20.25)

53 (67.09)

4 (2.02)

14 (7.07)

37 (18.69)

59 (29.80)

84 (42.42)


Thomas et al. BMC Health Services Research 2005 5:28   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-5-28

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