TeamSTEPPS®: National Implementation Research/Evidence Base

Safety Culture and Safety Improvement

Bognàr, A., Barach, P., Johnson, J. K., et al. (2008). Errors and the burden of errors: attitudes, perceptions, and the culture of safety in pediatric cardiac surgical teams. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 85(4) 1374-81. Select to access the abstract.

Colla, J., Bracken, A., Kinney, L.m & Weeks, W. (2005). Measuring patient safety climate: A review of surveys. Quality and Safety in Health Care 14(5) 364-6. Select to access the abstract.

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved April 9, 2012.

Huang, D. T., Clermont, G., Sexton, J. B., et al. (2007). Perceptions of safety culture vary across the intensive care units of a single institution. Critical Care Medicine 31(1) 165-76. Select to access the abstract.

Jones, K., Skinner, A., High, R., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2013). A theory-driven, longitudinal evaluation of the impact of team training on safety culture in 24 hospitals. BMJ Quality & Safety. Select to access the abstract.

Kohn L. T., Corrigan, J. M., Donaldson, M. S. (Eds). (1999). To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. National Academy Press. Select to access the abstract.

Maxfield, D. G., Lyndon, A., Kennedy, H. P., O'Keeffe, D. F. & Zlatnik, M. G. (2013). Confronting safety gaps across labor and delivery teams. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 209(5), 402-408.e3. Select to access the abstract.

Pronovost, P. J., Weast, B., Bishop, K., et al. (2004). Senior executive adopt-a-work unit: A model for safety improvement. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety 30(2) 59-68. Select to access the abstract.

Sexton, J. B., Berenholtz, S. M., Goeschel, C. A., et al. (2011). Assessing and improving safety climate in a large cohort of intensive care units. Critical Care Medicine 39(5) 934-9. Select to access the abstract.

Sexton, J. B., Helmreich, R. L., Neilands, T. B., et al. (2006). The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire: psychometric properties, benchmarking data, and emerging research. BMC Health Services Research 6 44. Select to access the abstract.

Sexton, J. B., Thomas, E., & Pronovost, P. J. (2005). The context of care and the patient care team: The safety attitudes questionnaire. In P. P. Reid, W.D. Compton, J. H. Grossman, G. Fanjiant (Eds.), Building a better delivery system. A new engineering health care partnership. (pp. 119-23). Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Select to access the abstract.

Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 40: Behaviors that undermine a culture of safety. Joint Commission, 2008. Select to access the abstract.

Timmel, J., Kent, P. S., Holzmueller, C. G., Paine, L. A., Schulick, R. D., & Pronovost, P. J. (2010). Impact of the comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) on safety culture in a surgical inpatient unit. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 36(6) 252-60. Select to access the abstract.

Thomas, L. & Galla, C. (2013). Building a culture of safety through team training and engagement. BMJ Quality and Safety 22(5), 425-34. Select to access the abstract.

Weaver, S. J., Lyons, R., et al. (2010). The anatomy of health care team training and the state of practice: A critical review. Academy Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 85(11), 1746-60. Select to access the abstract.

Weaver, S. J., Lubomksi, L. H., et al. (2013). Promoting a culture of safety as a patient safety strategy: A systematic review. Annals of Intern Medicine 158(5 Pt 2), 369-74. Select to access the abstract.

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