Exploring Safety Culture in Jordanian Hospitals
Medical error is a serious issue in hospitals in Jordan. This study explored Jordanian nurses?
perceptions of the culture of safety in their hospitals. The Hospital Survey of Patient Safety Culture
translated into Arabic was administered to a convenience sample of 391 nurses from 7 hospitals
in Jordan. The positive responses to the 12 dimensions of safety culture ranged from 20.0% to
74.6%. These are lower than the benchmarks of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Jordanian nurses perceive their hospitals as places that need more effort to improve the safety