Safety culture in a hospital dramatically affects the image, social responsibility, morals, and hospital’s performance in establishing a safe and comfortable place for the patients’ recovery. This research aimed to find an overview of safety culture in the Education Hospital of Universitas Syiah Kuala. The type of research is descriptive research with a cross-sectional study design. The samples are 54 respondents chosen by accidental sampling technique, and the data was obtained from distributing a questionnaire to the respondents. The data collection instrument used a standard questionnaire developed (HSPSC) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quaility (AHRQ). The result of the research showed that the overview of safety culture is in a good category (79%), divided into ten dimensions. The teamwork dimensions good category (91,4%); staffing and work pace (59,7)%; organizational learning continuous improvement (86%); response to error (75,9)%; supervisor, manager, or clinical leader support for patient safety (85,1)%; communication about error (84,6)%; communication openness (89,9)%; reporting patient safety events (51,5)%; hospital management support for patient safety (76,6)%; handoffs and information exchange (89,7)%. It is recommended for the hospital management in order to maintain a safety culture and improve staffing and work pace with the reporting culture for staff to maintain and enchance the safety culture.
Keywords : Safety culture, education hospital, AHRQ