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Journal Article

Relationship of safety climate and safety performance in hospitals.

Singer S, Lin S, Falwell A, et al. Health services research. 2009;44:399-421.

Hospitals with superior overall patient safety culture measurements also had lower rates of potential safety problems (as measured by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicators). However, the relationship between safety climate and patient outcomes was not consistent across all dimensions of safety culture.