Safe practice and safety culture are important issues in outpatient diagnostic imaging services. As questionnaires assessing safety culture through the measurement of safety climate in this setting are not yet available, the present study aimed to develop and validate such an instrument.
The final instrument presents a valid, consistent and reliable option to measure safety climate in outpatient diagnostic imaging services. Results can be used as a basis for quality improvement.
• An adapted questionnaire that assesses safety climate in outpatient diagnostic imaging services was developed and tested in Switzerland.
• Psychometric evaluation showed the questionnaire to be a valid, consistent and reliable instrument.
• Results are of interest for imaging services as well as for stakeholders interested more globally in monitoring and quality improvement
Marianne Jossen, Fabio Valeri, Christina Heilmaier, David Schwappach
Springer Link, European Radiology