Factors Affecting the Perception of Importance and Practice of Patient Safety Management among Hospital Employees in Korea
In-Sook Kim ; MiJeong Park ; Jihea Choi ; Hana Yoo ; Mi-Young Park
Asian Nursing Research, Vol.7(1) : 26~32, 2013
Asian Nursing Research
Purpose: The study was undertaken to identify factors affecting perception of the importance and
practice of patient safety management (PSM) among hospital employees in Korea.
Methods: This study was conducted using a descriptive design and a self-report questionnaire. Two
hundred and eighty employees were recruited from three hospitals using a convenience sampling
method. Measures were perception of the importance, practice, and characteristics of PSM. Data were
analyzed using descriptive statistics including t test, one-way analysis of variance, Pearson’s correlation
analysis, and multiple regression.
Results: Factors affecting perception of the importance of PSM were whether hospital employees were in
contact with patients while on duty, weekly working hours, education on PSM, and perceived adequacy
of PSM system construction. Factors affecting the practice of PSM were perceived adequacy of work load,
perceived adequacy of PSM system construction and perception of its importance.
Conclusion: The ﬁndings of this study indicate a need for developing strategies to improve perception of
the importance and practice of PSM among all hospital employees, and provide a reference for future