Positive Practice Environments, Nurse Reported Quality of Care and Patient Safety: Is There a Relationship?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243368
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Positive Practice Environments, Nurse Reported Quality of Care and Patient Safety: Is There a Relationship?
Author(s):
Klopper, Hester C.; Sermeus, Walter; Coetzee, Siedine; Aiken, Linda H.
Author Details:
Klopper, Hester, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA, hklopper@uwc.ac.za; Sermeus, Walter, PhD, RN; Coetzee, Siedine, PhD, RN; Aiken, Linda H., RN, PhD, FAAN, FRCN;
Abstract:
Purpose:

The divided healthcare system demands an understanding of how private and public hospital nurse work environments in South Africa affect nurse reported quality of care and patient safety, as well as the occurrence of adverse incidents involving patients in hospitals. The purpose of this study is to describe and compare the practice environment, and nurse reported quality of care and patient safety of professional nurses and sub-category nurses in medical-surgical units in private and public hospitals of South Africa.

Methods:

The RN4CAST survey was usedThe portions of the survey used in this study include the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index, nurse reported quality of care and patient safety issues, as well as the occurrence of adverse incidents involving patients in the unit.  A stratified sample of 55 private hospitals and 7 national referral hospitals were included in the study.  An all inclusive sample of professional nurses and sub-category nurses were included in the study.

Results:

A significant link was found between the practice environments in private and public hospitals in South Africa and nurse reported quality of care and patient safety.  Hospitals with better practice environments had higher reports of quality of care and patient safety.

Conclusions:

Reform of hospital nurse work environments in the private and public healthcare sectors in South Africa are likely to improve nurse reported quality of care and patient safety, as well as the occurrence of adverse incidents involving patients in hospitals in South Africa.

Keywords:
work environments; nurse outcomes; public and private hospitals
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePositive Practice Environments, Nurse Reported Quality of Care and Patient Safety: Is There a Relationship?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKlopper, Hester C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSermeus, Walteren_GB
dc.contributor.authorCoetzee, Siedineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAiken, Linda H.en_GB
dc.author.detailsKlopper, Hester, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA, hklopper@uwc.ac.za; Sermeus, Walter, PhD, RN; Coetzee, Siedine, PhD, RN; Aiken, Linda H., RN, PhD, FAAN, FRCN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243368-
dc.description.abstract<strong><b>Purpose: </b></strong><p>The divided healthcare system demands an understanding of how private and public hospital nurse work environments in South Africa affect nurse reported quality of care and patient safety, as well as the occurrence of adverse incidents involving patients in hospitals. The purpose of this study is to describe and compare the practice environment, and nurse reported quality of care and patient safety of professional nurses and sub-category nurses in medical-surgical units in private and public hospitals of South Africa. <p><strong><b>Methods: </b> </strong><p>The RN4CAST survey was used<strong>.  </strong>The portions of the survey used in this study include the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index, nurse reported quality of care and patient safety issues, as well as the occurrence of adverse incidents involving patients in the unit.  A stratified sample of 55 private hospitals and 7 national referral hospitals were included in the study.<strong> </strong> An all inclusive sample of professional nurses and sub-category nurses were included in the study. <strong></strong><p><strong><b>Results: </b></strong><p>A significant link was found between the practice environments in private and public hospitals in South Africa and nurse reported quality of care and patient safety.  Hospitals with better practice environments had higher reports of quality of care and patient safety. <p><strong><b>Conclusions: </b></strong><p>Reform of hospital nurse work environments in the private and public healthcare sectors in South Africa are likely to improve nurse reported quality of care and patient safety, as well as the occurrence of adverse incidents involving patients in hospitals in South Africa.en_GB
dc.subjectwork environmentsen_GB
dc.subjectnurse outcomesen_GB
dc.subjectpublic and private hospitalsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:21:14Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:21:14Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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