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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 
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 Asian Nursing Research 
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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 experimental studies.
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