Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 

Topic: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 

– The purpose of this initial paper is to briefly describe your search strategies when identifying two articles that pertain to an evidence-based practice topic of interest.

The paper will include the following sections: 

a. Clinical Question (45 points/28%) 

• Describe the problem. What is the focus of your group’s work? 

• Explain the significance of the problem in terms of patient outcomes. What health outcomes result from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem? You may find support on websites for government or professional organizations. 

• PICOT question in support of the group topic 

• State the purpose of your paper. What will your paper do or describe? This is similar to a problem statement. “The purpose of this paper is to . . .”

b.  Levels of Evidence (20 points/13%) 

• Identify the type of question being asked (therapy, prognosis, meaning, etc.). 

• What is the best type of evidence to answer that question (e.g., RCT, cohort study, qualitative study, etc.)?

c. Search Strategy (65 points/41%) 

• List search terms and results. 

• Databases used (start with the CU library). Link your search with the PICOT question described above. 

• Refinement decisions. As you did your search, what decisions did you make in refinement to get your required articles down to a reasonable number for review? Were any limits used? If so, what? 

• Identification of two (2) most relevant articles (primary sources published within the last 5 years). 

d. Format (30 points/18%) 

• Correct grammar and spelling. 

• Include a title page. 

• Use of headings for each section. ▪ Clinical Question, Levels of Evidence, Search Strategy, and Conclusion 

• Adheres to current APA formatting and guidelines. 3-4 pages in length, excluding title and reference pages.

USE the following 2 articles for the study:

Please include references and in text citation.

Use ONLY these 2 articles for the essay content.