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A factorial survey on safety behavior providing opportunities to improve safety.

Simons P, Houben R, Reijnders P, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2018;14:193-201.

Organizations with robust safety culture, as measured by AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, have improved objective measures of safety. Researchers compared the AHRQ survey to a factorial survey examining safety behavior among employees in a radiotherapy department. The two surveys yielded similar results, while the factorial survey added that staff were more likely to report safety concerns if they caused patient harm.