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Table 2 Survey questionnaire results from Chinese operating room staff and surgeons

From: Attitudes and compliance with the WHO surgical safety checklist: a survey among surgeons and operating room staff in 138 hospitals in China

Question number Basic and Demographic information
1 What is the name of your hospital N = 138 hospitals
2 What level of hospital do you work at Level 3: 74.3% Level 2: 15.5% Level 1: 1.9% Private: 8.3%
3 Please state your profession Theatre Nurse: 25.4% Anesthetist: 35.3% Surgeon: 39.2%  
4 Gender Male: 54.1% Female: 45.9%   
  Teamwork and Safety environment Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree or disagree Agree Strongly agree Teamwork and Safety environment score
5 I would feel safe being treated here as a patient 4.0% 2.2% 5.7% 39.0% 49.1% 4.27
6 Briefing OR personnel before a surgical procedure is important for patient safety 3.3% 4.8% 6.7% 34.0% 51.1% 4.25
7 I am encouraged by my colleagues to report any safety concerns I may have 1.8% 4.2% 10.3% 48.5% 35.3% 3.84
8 In the opearitng room here, it is difficult to speak up if I perceive a problem with patient care 33.1% 42.4% 12.8% 7.2% 4.5% 3.92
9 The physicians and nueses here work together as a well-co-ordinated team 0.9% 5.1% 6.0% 50.0% 37.9% 4.19
10 Personnel frequently disregard rules or guidelines that are established for the OR 36.2% 35.0% 13.6% 11.5% 4.0% 3.89
  Attitudes towards the checklist Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree or disagree Agree Strongly agree  
11 The checklist was easy to use 2.7% 2.8% 15.7% 51.8% 27.0%  
12 The checklist took a long time to complete 19.4% 49.4% 18.6% 9.1% 3.6%  
13 The checklist improved operating room safety 0.8% 0.8% 7.9% 42.9% 47.5%  
14 Communication was improved through use of the checklist 0.8% 2.0% 11.6% 52.0% 33.6%  
15 The checklist helped prevent errors in the operating room 2.5% 2.0% 6.0% 46.7% 42.8%  
16 If I were having an operation, I would want the checklist to be used 1.9% 1.5% 5.7% 42.1% 48.8%  
  Staff perception and observation of patient anxiety Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree or disagree Agree Strongly agree  
17 Do you think that a conscious patient may become anxious if we repetitively confirm the patient’s identity, the procedure and operation site and discuss the potential airway problems and blood loss in their hearing 10.0% 20.2% 28.8% 33.8% 7.1%  
18 Have you ever experienced a patient becoming anxious because of the issue above Yes: 51.8% No: 48.2%