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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Understanding the peer, manager, and system influence on patient safety.

Forbes TH, Wynn J, Anderson T, et al. Nurs Manage. 2020;51(12):36-42.

A positive safety culture can improve nursing-sensitive patient safety outcomes. This secondary analysis of Hospital Survey on Patient Safety scores indicate that manager- and peer-level factors greatly influence clinical nurses’ perceptions of patient safety and nonpunitive responses to error. The authors discuss the importance of the role of organizational leaders, managers and staff in creating a safe patient care environment