Obstetric Care Made High Reliable: Perception of Staff on Factors Associated with Practice of High Reliability Organization Principles in a Selected Tertiary Care Maternity Hospital

K. K. Malavige, Sathasivam Sridharan, G.S.K. Dharmaratne, Sagari Kiriwandeniya, Nelum Samaruthilake, I.R Malawige


Introduction: Patient safety and high reliability related to obstetric care has become a global concern especially during this COVID-19 pandemic period.

Aim of this study is to assess the components of Socio Technical system as the factors affecting while adopting High-Reliability Organization (HRO) Principles as perceived by staff.

Methodology: This is a hospital based descriptive cross-sectional study conducted using a self-administered questionnaire.

Results: Out of the five factors affecting HRO practices as perceived by staff, "Organizational Safety Culture" (Mean- 4.25., SD-0.454 Significant at <0.01 level), Communication (SD-4.15, SD-0.579), and Teamwork (Mean:3.95, SD:0.499). are having a statistically significant (p <0.05 corresponding to Spearman’s correlation Coefficient positive association with the practice of HRO principles. According to Multiple linear regression model explains 29% of the variability of the HRO practices (dependent variable) can be explained by the factors affecting HRO practices (independent variables) if all the factors operate together.

Gender, age, educational level, designation and working experience act as moderating variables to Organizational Safety Culture. There is a significant (p <0.05) difference of HRO practices among female gender, nursing category of staff which is better than other categories.

Conclusion: Organizational safety culture, communication and Teamwork and work environment show significant effect on determining HRO practices which is important for policy makers and administrators to pay attention on above three factors to improve reliability. But these five factors (including leadership and working environment) explains only one third of variability of HRO practices), hence need to study other factors affecting reliability of performance.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/rhs.v6n3p1


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