Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture in Dental Hospitals in the Twin cities, Pakistan
Ghina Rizwan, Zarnab Rizwan, Usman Anwer Bhatti, Muhammad Muhammad, Mariyah Javed, Faisal Liaqat Rana
Objective: The purpose of our research is to evaluate the patient safety culture at Islamabad and Rawalpindi teaching hospitals.
Materials and methods: A validated and slightly modified questionnaire was sent as a google forms link via WhatsApp and email to different teaching dental hospitals in the twin cities. The returned questionnaires were examined with IBM's statistical package for social sciences (version 22).).
Results: 139 complete questionnaires were analyzed and results were calculated as average positive and average negative responses.
Conclusion: This pilot study demonstrated that degree of patient safety in general in the Hospitals of Pakistan was acceptable. The number of incident reports were very low. Many participants also stated that the hospital is only concerned about patient safety after an unfavorable incident occurs., but they also reported that mistakes always lead to positive outcomes and the departments coordinate well with each other.
Key words: Patient safety, incident reports, dental teaching hospital.