The Mediation Effect of Organizational Climate on the Relationship between HPWS and Perception of Patient Safety

  •  Alotaibi Eqab Aiyadh    
  •  Rushami Zien Yusoff    
  •  Ebrahim Mohammed Al Matari    
  •  Fahmi Shaaban Fararah    


The main aim of this paper is to investigate the mediation effect of organizational climate on the relationship between HPWS and perception of patient safety in Saudi Hospitals. Patient safety has become a significant topic among health professionals, policy makers, and the public owing to the emphasis on the reported and unreported healthcare errors that result in negative situations. A quantitative research design was adopted to collect data. Out of 254 questionnaires returned which are content to 202 questionnaires returned from 112 general hospitals and 52 from 33 specialist hospitals only 217 questionnaires used for analysis. The Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) method was used to conduct this study. The findings of the study will contribute to both theory and practice. The results of this study have important contributions and implications for practitioners and policy-makers. This study contributed to the field of organizational climate on patient safety in Saudi Hospitals. It is contended that organizational climate was found to play a pivotal role in the model, as it had a direct significant impact on patient safety and frequency of occurrence of adverse events, and had a partial mediating effect on the relationship between HPWS and patient safety.

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