Journal Article

Safety perceptions of health care leaders in 2 Canadian academic acute care centers.

Goldstein DH; Nyce JM; Van Den Kerkhof EG.

This study found differing perceptions of safety culture between clinical (medical and nursing) leadership and organizational (board and administrative) leadership at two Canadian health care organizations. Clinical leadership consistently perceived a weaker safety culture compared to organizational leadership, indicating that organizational leadership may not be aware of frontline workers' concerns. The authors note that this disconnect inhibits development of a high reliability organization.