With a little help from my friends: the positive contribution of teamwork to safety behaviour in public hospitals

Elisabetta Trinchero, Georgios Kominis, Adina Dudau, Roxana-Iuliana Corduneanu

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Abstract

Against the backdrop of decreased organizational slack in public sector organizations, we investigate the direct and indirect effect of teams on safety behaviour in an Italian acute care hospital. Quantitative and qualitative findings confirm the positive contribution of teams to individuals’ safety behaviour. The study contributes to the limited empirical research on safety behaviour in high-reliability settings as part of a wider conversation about public sector professionals under crisis. The findings can assist managers of public sector hospitals to facilitate conditions for effective team communication in the interest of patient safety, and can, conceivably, be extended to other public sector high-reliability settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-160
Number of pages20
JournalPublic Management Review
Volume22
Issue number1
Early online date17 Jul 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

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