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Table 3 Distribution of two outcome variables across staff position, type of hospital, and work experience

From: Hospital survey on patient safety culture in Ethiopian public hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics *Patient safety grade, N (%) *Number of events reported, N (%)
Excellent/very good Poor/failing/acceptable P value No events At least one event P value
Staff position
 Nurses 69(47.6% 76(52.4%) 0.001 47(32%) 100(68%) 0.006
 Physicians 18(24.3%) 56(75.7%) 38(53.5%) 33(46.5%)
 Pharmacists 14 (24.1%) 44(75.9%) 22(37.9%) 36(62.1%)
 Others 34(41.5%) 48(58.5%) 22(28.6%) 55(71.4%)
Type of hospital
 District 65(38.9%) 102 (61.1%) 0.63 57(34.5%) 108(65.5%) 0.47
 Teaching/referral 70 (36.5%) 122 (63.5%) 72(38.3%) 116(61.7%)
Work experience
 < 1 year 58 (40%) 87(60%) 0.68 59(40.7%) 86(59.3%) 0.25
 1–5 year 60 (35.3%) 110 (64.7%) 57(35.4%) 104(64.6%)
 > 5 year 17 (38.6%) 27 (61.4%) 13(27.7%) 34(72.3%)
  1. Bold value indicates statistical significance
  2. *Association between patient safety grade and number of events reported, P = 0.75