Author(s): Raheleh Didevar1, Abasat mirzaei2,3*, Maral Khoshniat-Shanjani4
Safety is a global concept that encompasses competency, security of
care, proper response of caregivers, patients and their relative’s satisfaction. Mor-
ever, patient safety is considered as a key goal to promote health care. This
aimed to inve
igate the perception gap of patient’s safety in physicians and midwives
working in hospitals of the Social Security Organization in Tehran.
: The participants included in the
udy were physicians and midwives working
at three hospitals in Tehran, and due to the accessibility given to the individuals in
ical population, the census method was used. The primary tool used in this
udy for collecting information were que
ionnaires. These included the Patient’s
Safety Perception Que
ionnaire and the Que
ionnaire of Factors A
Safety Perception and the results were used to measure the research variables.
: A total of 132 people (70 males and 62 females) participated in the
Among them 17 people had a bachelor’s degree, 35 people had a ma
er’s degree, and
28 had a doctorate. The age range of subjects was mo
ly between 30 and 50. There
was a signi
cant relationship between perception of patient’s safety, continuous or
ganizational training, teamwork within units, hospital management support, expec
tations and performance of the ward heads (P <0.001). The lowe
and the highe
mean scores were related to the perception of patients’ safety (3.2475 ± 0.62702) and
teamwork within units (3.5417 ± 0.713216) respectively.
: The results
show that continuous organizational training, teamwork within units, support of the
hospital management, and the performance of heads of the wards increased the pa
tient’s perception of safety.