Background: Patient safety, is trying to avoid injury to or patients assisted by healthcare personnel, is an essential component in quality of care. In recent times, patient safety is considered as paramount in daily practices.Aim: to analyze the patient safety culture of nursing staff in a private institution in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.Methods: an observational, descriptive, cross-sectional, retrospective, descriptive study was carried out. The sample consisted of 76 nursing professionals, selected by non-probabilistic convenience sampling. The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture in its Spanish version was used as an instrument.Results: 68.4% were female, the average age was 42.05 years and 52.6% of the personnel had a professional nursing degree. None of the dimensions acquired values in the order of 4 average points.Conclusions: The analysis of patient safety culture, in the perception of the nursing teams under study, with different types of management, has shown that patient safety is not strengthened; in our study a "neutral" or "low" safety score prevailed. Therefore, it is understood as crucial to raise the awareness of managers in each type of administrative sphere and of health professionals for the promotion of patient safety culture, as well as the training of these professionals.
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