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Safety climate, safety climate strength, and length of stay in the NICU.

Tawfik DS, Thomas EJ, Vogus TJ, Liu JB, Sharek PJ, Nisbet CC, Lee HC, Sexton JB, Profit J. Safety climate, safety climate strength, and length of stay in the NICU. BMC Health Serv Res. Oct 22, 2019;19(1):738.

Prior research has found that perceptions about safety climate varies across neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). This large cross-sectional study examining the impact of caregiver perceptions of safety climate on clinical outcomes found that stronger safety climates were associated with lower risk of healthcare-associated infections, but climate did not affect mortality rates.