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Table 3 Associations among cultures, behavioural intentions, and overall patient safety

From: Undergraduate medical students’ perceptions and intentions regarding patient safety during clinical clerkship

  Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient (95% confidence interval)
Item Safety culture Teamwork culture Error disclosure culture
Safety behavioural intent
 1. I expect to participate in quality improvement initiatives 0.41 (029, 0.52) 0.29 (0.15,0.41) 0.25 (0.12,0.38)
 2. I intend to encourage my colleagues to tell patients and their families about medical errors that impacted their care 0.28 (0.14,0.40) 0.16 (0.02,0.29) 0.42 (0.30,0.53)
 3. I intend to encourage my colleagues to report any patient safety issues they encounter 0.28 (0.15,0.41) 0.22 (0.09,0.35) 0.25 (0.11,0.38)
 4. I intend to report any patient safety issues I encounter 0.34 (0.21,0.46) 0.14 (0.00,0.28) 0.30 (0.17,0.42)
 5. If I saw a medical error committed by one of my team members, I would keep it to myself 0.22 (0.08,0.35) 0.14 (0.00,0.27) 0.17 (0.03,0.30)
Overall patient safety grade
 Overall, based on your clinical rotation, do you think your hospital is safe? 0.44 (0.31,0.54) 0.42 (0.30,053) 0.17 (0.03,0.31)