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Table 1 Mean score for the 13 items in teamwork climate and safety climate in SAQ

From: Patient safety culture in Norwegian home health nursing: a cross-sectional study of healthcare provider’s perceptions of the teamwork and safety climates

Dimensions Items Missingb, n Mean (SD) Positive answersc, %
Teamwork climate Total 0 79.1 (17.4) 73.3
1. My input is well received in this clinical area 0 77.8 (24.6) 77.6
2. In this clinical area, it is difficult to speak up if I perceive a problem with patient carea 0 75.3 (30.7) 78.1
3. Disagreements in this clinical area are resolved appropriately (i.e. not who is right, but what is best for the patient) 0 74.4 (29.8) 72.5
4. I have the support I need from other personnel to care for patients 0 84.1 (23.7) 86.9
5. It is easy for personnel here to ask questions when there is something that they do not understand 1 87.0 (23.3) 88.7
6. The personnel here work together as a well-coordinated team 0 76.0 (26.4) 78.7
Safety climate Total 5 72.3 (17.8) 52.9
7. I would feel safe being treated here as a patient 5 78.9 (25.0) 78.7
8. Medical errors are handled appropriately in this clinical area 6 77.6 (26.7) 79.3
9. I know the proper channels to direct questions regarding patient safety in this clinical area 5 77.7 (25.4) 77.4
10. I receive appropriate feedback about my performance 6 66.4 (26.6) 60.7
11. In this clinical area, it is difficult to discuss errors a 5 62.9 (30.2) 57.5
12. I am encouraged by my colleagues to report any patient safety concerns I may have 5 73.7 (26.2) 71.0
13. The culture in this clinical area makes it easy to learn from the errors of others 8 68.6 (26.1) 61.8
  1. aThe items 2 and 11 were reversed so that higher scores in the data always indicate a more positive perception of the patient safety climate
  2. bThe response category “Not applicable” was set as “missing” in the analyses
  3. cPositive answers was defined as score ≥ 75