Table 1

Demographic data and experiences with patient safety incidents

Witnessed a patient safety incident on the wardPersonally involved in a patient safety incident
TotalWithin entire careerWithin the past 12 monthsWithin entire careerWithin the past 12 months
nnPer centnPer centnPer centnPer cent
Total91391310069776.376283.534838.1
Type of hospital
 Acute77277084.358163.664370.428731.4
 Psychiatric11311312.49610.510511.5556.0
 Rehabilitation28273.0202.2141.560.7
Age
 <25 years40404.4363.9283.1212.3
 25–34 years18618620.416117.615917.4839.1
 35–44 years24724727.119421.221123.1101.1
 45–54 years30430333.221523.524526.89810.7
 >54 years13613414.79110.011913.0454.9
Gender
 Male25325327.719421.221723.810011.0
 Female66065772.050355.154559.724827.2
Profession
 Physician18618620.412713.916518.1788.5
 Nurse68267974.453158.156161.425227.6
 Midwife45454.9394.3363.9182.0
Experience
 <6 months330.310.120.210.1
 6 months–1 year15151.6151.691.0101.1
 1–3 years43434.7384.2283.1192.1
 3–5 years71717.8677.3616.7363.9
 5–10 years10110111.1829.0889.6465.0
 10–15 years13713715.010811.812213.4495.4
 15–20 years11611612.79310.29710.6465.0
 >20 years38938642.326328.832335.412613.8
In training
 No87587295.566773.173080.033336.5
 Yes38384.2303.3323.5151.6
Management position
 No57156864.943551.847153.821324.3
 Yes30430434.723226.525929.612013.7