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Table 2 Exposure to and importance of patient safety and quality improvement N = 369-450

From: Patient safety and quality improvement education: a cross-sectional study of medical students’ preferences and attitudes

Question Percent or Mean (SD)
Previous exposure to Patient safety 79%
Previous exposure to Quality Improvement 47%
Relative importance of patient safety compared to basic science knowledge 57% More important
34% Same importance
9% Less important
3.7 (SD 0.90)
Relative importance of patient safety compared to clinical knowledge 25% More important
59% Same importance
16% Less important
3.1 (SD 0.79)
Relative importance of quality improvement compared to basic science knowledge 33% More important
45% Same importance
22% Less important
3.2 (SD 0.88)
Relative importance of quality improvement compared to clinical knowledge 11% More important
52% Same importance
37% Less important
2.7 (SD 0.76)