Table 2

Perceptions of specific readiness factors for Safer Patients' Initiative (SPI) by organisation ranked by mean score

Total sample (n=41)
Senior management support2.022.00−2.00 to 3.00
Usability and fitness for purpose of SPI tools1.802.000.00 to 3.00
Culture for quality and safety improvement1.632.00−1.00 to 3.00
Use of process measurement1.632.00−1.00 to 3.00
Being able to demonstrate success1.371.00−2.00 to 3.00
Nurse support1.292.00−2.00 to 3.00
Level of local leadership1.291.00−2.00 to 3.00
Compatibility of SPI1.272.00−1.00 to 3.00
The way interventions were selected1.201.00−3.00 to 3.00
Clinical management support1.051.00−3.00 to 3.00
Management of programme in the organisation0.701.00−2.00 to 3.00
Financial resources0.681.00−3.00 to 3.00
Staff understanding of SPI concepts and tools0.631.00−3.00 to 3.00
Adequacy of existing systems and processes0.020.00−2.00 to 2.00
Doctors' support−0.150.00−3.00 to 2.00
Aggregated overall strength/weakness index1.101.13−0.67 to 2.33