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critical care nurses, patient safety, quality management



  1. Badir, Aysel PhD, RN
  2. Herdman, Elizabeth A. PhD


This study explored 150 critical care nurses' perceptions of patient safety standards in a selection of private, public, and university hospitals in Turkey. Quality management and patient safety programs were more prevalent in private hospitals. Private hospitals were also more likely to encourage reporting, have error/adverse event reporting systems, and less likely to have a punitive response to reported errors. However, respondents who work in private hospitals work both more hours per week and more hours per day.