Table 4

Percentage of respondents to the Strategies for Leadership Survey (SLS) who perceived no discussion or implementation plan for each item: stratified by Patient Safety Committee and Management Committee*

Overall (N = 23)Safety Committee (N = 17)Management Committee (N = 6)
*Percentage of participants who responded either 1 or 2 to the survey that has the following possible responses: 1 = there has been no discussion around this activity; 2 = this activity is under discussion but there is no implementation; 3 = this activity is partially implemented in some or all areas of the organization; 4 = this activity is fully implemented in some areas of the organization; 5 = this activity is fully implemented throughout the organization.
†p<0.05 (χ2 test for differences) in any provider type compared with others.
(1) Leadership
Key aspect I: Demonstrate patient safety as a top leadership priority25†33*2
Key aspect II: Promote a non-punitive culture for sharing information and lessons learned32†416
(2) Strategic planning
Key aspect I: Routinely conduct an organization wide assessment of the risk of error and adverse events in the care delivery process58†6927
Key aspect II: The organization actively evaluates the competitive/collaborative environment and identifies partners with whom to learn and share best practices in clinical care60†7429
(3) Information and analysis 23†2810
Key aspect: Analyze adverse events and identify trends across events
(4) Human resources
Key aspect I: Establish rewards and recognition for reporting errors and safety driven decision making43†5510
Key aspect II: Foster effective teamwork regardless of a team member’s position of authority36†4414
(5) Process management
Key aspect: Implement care delivery process improvements that avoid reliance on memory and vigilance24†304
(6) Patient and family involvement
Key aspect: Engage patients and families in care delivery, workflow, process, design and feedback22†283