Assessing Clinical Staff Perception Of Patient Safety Culture Of Selected Hospitals In Bawku Central And West Districts

ABSTRACT

Patient safety culture is a fundamental determinant of patient safety. Keeping patients safe

ensures the wellbeing of the citizenry which translates into economic productivity. Infrastructural

and human resource deficit in Africa and Ghana calls for more attention in the area of patient

safety culture. As part of getting better outcomes for patients, the Ghana Health Service patient

chatter was developed to guide both patients and health workers to achieve good patient care

outcomes. The purpose of this study was to assess clinical staff perception of patient safety

culture in selected hospitals in Bawku Central and Bawku West Districts and explore the

challenges staff encounter when observing patient safety culture. The study employed Mixed

Method approach and Cross-sectional survey using the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture

(HSPSC) data collection tool. The target population was clinical staff. Out of the 385

questionnaires administered, 364 representing 94% response rate was achieved. The results were

presented using descriptive statistics, ANOVA, correlation and multiple linear regression.

Qualitative data was analyzed in themes. The results indicate that the overall positive rating of

patient safety culture was 59%. Non-punitive response to errors (25.95%), and Staffing (33.45)

were perceived to be poor. ANOVA comparative test of the selected hospitals and patient safety

grade indicates that Vineyard (private) has a better safety grade (66.7%) than Presbyterian (faithbased

and Zebilla (public) hospitals. Regression analysis showed that three structural factors;

management support for patient safety (β=.188, p=.000), non-punitive response to error (β =.092,

p=.014) and supervisor’s expectation and action promoting patient safety (β =.188, p=.017)

influence patient safety grade and frequency of event reported. The findings suggest that patient

safety culture is important in improving the overall performance of hospitals and ensuring patient

safety.

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APA

ALEXANDER, A (2021). Assessing Clinical Staff Perception Of Patient Safety Culture Of Selected Hospitals In Bawku Central And West Districts. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessing-clinical-staff-perception-of-patient-safety-culture-of-selected-hospitals-in-bawku-central-and-west-districts

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ALEXANDER, AKOLOGO "Assessing Clinical Staff Perception Of Patient Safety Culture Of Selected Hospitals In Bawku Central And West Districts" Afribary. Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessing-clinical-staff-perception-of-patient-safety-culture-of-selected-hospitals-in-bawku-central-and-west-districts. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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ALEXANDER, AKOLOGO . "Assessing Clinical Staff Perception Of Patient Safety Culture Of Selected Hospitals In Bawku Central And West Districts". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021. Web. 14 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessing-clinical-staff-perception-of-patient-safety-culture-of-selected-hospitals-in-bawku-central-and-west-districts >.

Chicago

ALEXANDER, AKOLOGO . "Assessing Clinical Staff Perception Of Patient Safety Culture Of Selected Hospitals In Bawku Central And West Districts" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessing-clinical-staff-perception-of-patient-safety-culture-of-selected-hospitals-in-bawku-central-and-west-districts