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Safety culture in the operating room: variability among perioperative healthcare workers.

Pimentel MPT, Choi S, Fiumara K, Kachalia A, Urman RD. Safety Culture in the Operating Room: Variability Among Perioperative Healthcare Workers. J Patient Saf. 2017;10.1097/PTS.0000000000000385. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000385

September 13, 2017
Pimentel MPT, Choi S, Fiumara K, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(6):412-416.

Although prior research has demonstrated that safety culture can vary widely between different clinical areas in the same hospital, less is known about how safety culture varies in perioperative areas. Researchers administered the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture at a single hospital in 2014. They found that among the 431 respondents working in the perioperative setting, there was significant variability in safety culture by provider type, years in training, and dimension of safety climate.