Patients' Safety Culture among Health Care Providers in Public Hospitals at Sana’a City, Yemen

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 Abdulhameed Ali Al-Thaifani1*, Nabil Ahmed Al-Rabeei1, Abdulsalam Mohammed Dallak1

1 Nursing, Division, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana'a University

Introduction:

Safety culture is one of the pillars of a health safe health care system. Safety culture assessment provides understanding of working personnel perceptions and attitude. Assessment of safety cultures helps to identify problem areas safety and generate ideas for improvement and establishing patient safety programs. Patient safety is one of the crucial aspects of quality of healthcare and a determining factor in patients’ health and lives. While in developed countries patient safety is now recognized as a top priority in their healthcare systems1, the medical adverse events still remain as a global challenge and no country has yet overcome all of its patient safety problems2. The patient safety has become a priority in health policy and healthcare management. The rapidity by which healthcare technologies evolve have required greater attention to safety issues necessary for

Patient safety is a new healthcare discipline that emphasizes reporting, analysis, and prevention of medical errors that often lead to adverse health care events. Recognizing healthcare errors impact 1 in every 10 patients around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls patient safety an endemic concern4. The situation is thought to be more challenging in developing countries with higher risk of patient harm due to the limitation of resources and lack of adequate infrastructures5. Medical error is unacceptably among the five most common causes of preventable death6 and millions of patients are hurt each year due to unsafe care practices7. Currently, to our best knowledge, no data exist on the magnitude of the culture of patient safety in the hospitals at Sana’a city, Yemen. Aim of the study: The aim of the study was to assess the

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