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Assessment of patient safety measures in governmental hospitals in Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia

1 Public Health Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Albaha University, Saudi Arabia
2 Nursing Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Albaha University, Saudi Arabia

Background/objective: There is a need for patient safety in healthcare settings, WHO recommended an intergradation of patient safety in the curriculum of health specialties. This study aimed to assess the application patient safety measures at governmental hospitals in Al-Baha region. Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. It was conducted at Al-Baha governmental hospitals, 2017–2018. The data was collected using a pretested, modified and validated questionnaire, a convenience sampling technique was used among 115 health care providers (doctors and nurses). The collected data was analyzed using SPSS version 22. Results: The study showed that most of participants have previous training on patient safety and about 81.7% of them had heard about global aims of patient safety. The level of application of patient safety at Al-Baha governmental hospitals was 106 (92.2%) as very often. The findings showed that there are no significant influencing factors on application of patient safety. Conclusion: The application of patient safety in Al-Baha governmental hospitals was very high. There are no significant influencing factors for the application status of patient safety measures in Al-Baha governmental hospitals.
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Keywords patient safety; application; Al-Baha; hospital; health care providers

Citation: Mohamed AwadElkarim Mohamed Ibrahim, Osman Babiker Osman, Waled Amen Mohammed Ahmed. Assessment of patient safety measures in governmental hospitals in Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia. AIMS Public Health , 2019, 6(4): 396-404. doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2019.4.396


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