Title: Proposal of a novel approach to the assessment of patient safety culture

Authors: Youcef Oussama Fourar; Mebarek Djebabra; Wissal Benhassine; Leila Boubaker

Addresses: Laboratory of Research in Industrial Prevention (LRPI), Institute of Health and Safety, University of Batna 2, Fesdis, Batna, Algeria ' Laboratory of Research in Industrial Prevention (LRPI), Institute of Health and Safety, University of Batna 2, Fesdis, Batna, Algeria ' Laboratory of Research in Industrial Prevention (LRPI), Department of Occupational Medicine, University of Batna 2, Fesdis, Batna, Algeria ' Laboratory of Research in Industrial Prevention (LRPI), Institute of Health and Safety, University of Batna 2, Fesdis, Batna, Algeria

Abstract: The assessment of Patient Safety Culture (PSC) is often conducted using a quantitative approach based on questionnaires or a qualitative one focused on the deployment of Patient Safety Culture Maturity Models (PSCMM). These two approaches suffer from a number of limitations and their resolution is only possible by exploiting the possible complementarity that exists between them. Indeed, to overcome their inherent limits, it is imperative to merge the two PSC approaches in a single approach called quali-quantitative evaluation of PSC. This article fits into this context and aims to materialise the merger of PSC approaches through their co-deployment. This will make it possible to capitalise the scores of the HSOPSC dimensions in terms of PSC maturity levels.

Keywords: patient safety culture; assessment; HSOPSC questionnaire; maturity model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBHR.2021.114803

International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 2021 Vol.7 No.3, pp.175 - 186

Received: 18 Jun 2020
Accepted: 31 Aug 2020

Published online: 22 Apr 2021 *

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