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Journal Article

Do safety culture scores in nursing homes depend on job role and ownership? Results from a national survey.

Banaszak-Holl J, Reichert H, Greene T, et al. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2017;65:2244-2250.

Prior studies have demonstrated that managers have more positive perceptions of safety culture than frontline staff across multiple health care settings. This study demonstrated that staff responses to AHRQ's Nursing Home Survey on Safety Culture were higher for administrators than for clinical staff. The authors call for reporting safety culture results by role rather than by facility.