Table 3 Linear regression coefficients for predicting reporting rates from 2004 Staff Survey responses
Questions on fairness and effectiveness of reportingRegression coefficients (95% CI)p Values
Knows how to report errors, near misses and incidents0.06 (−0.01 to 0.12)0.080
Employer treats fairly staff involved in an error, near miss or incident0.03 (0.005 to 0.06)0.021*
Employer encourages staff to report errors, near misses or incidents0.05 (0.02 to 0.09)0.004*
Employer treat reports of errors, near misses or incidents confidentially0.03 (0.01 to 0.06)0.014*
Employer does not blame or punish people who make errors0.03 (0.005 to 0.05)0.017*
When errors are reported, employer takes action to ensure that they do not happen again0.02 (−0.01 to 0.04)0.145
  • *Significant at p⩽0.05.