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Table 6 Responses to statements regarding attitudes known to affect patient safety

From: Interval follow up of a 4-day pilot program to implement the WHO surgical safety checklist at a Congolese hospital

  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
We help each other when we are busy 5 (71%) 2 (29%) 0 0 0
When one part of the operating room team is busy, the others all help 5 (71%) 2 (29%) 0 0 0
We treat each other with respect in this operating room 0 5 (71%) 0 1 (14%) 0
We support each other in this operating room 1 (14%) 6 (86%) 0 0 0
People speak up if they see something happening that might harm the patient 2 (29%) 4 (57%) 0 1 (14%) 0
In this hospital we feel free to question those in authority 0 2 (29%) 2 (29%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%)
In this hospital we are afraid to ask questions if we see that things are wrong 1 (14%) 1 (14%) 2 (29%) 3 (43%) 0