Chart 5-2b. Item-level Average Percent Positive Response—Across All Database Hospitals (Text Description)

Item NumberSurvey Item (by Composite)Average Item
Percent Positive
Response
[Composite 4. Organizational Learning—Continuous Improvement]
A61. We are actively doing things to improve patient safety80%
A92. Mistakes have led to positive changes here.61%
A133. After we make changes to improve patient safety, we evaluate their effectiveness.66%
[Composite 5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety]
A10
R
3. . It is just by chance that more serious mistakes don't happen around here.60%
A151. Patient safety is never sacrificed to get more work done.63%
A17
R
4. We have patient safety problems in this unit.62%
A182. Our procedures and systems are good at preventing errors from happening.68%
[Composite 6. Feedback and Communication About Error]
Xnn
R
1. We are given feedback about changes put into place based on event reports.xx%
Xnn
R
2. We are informed about errors that happen in this unit.xx%
Xnn
R
3. In this unit, we discuss ways to prevent errors from happening again.xx%

The item's survey location is shown to the left. An "R" indicates a negatively worded item, where the percent positive response is based on those who responded "Strongly disagree" or "Disagree," or "Never" or "Rarely" (depending on the response category used for the item).

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Current as of December 2012
Internet Citation: Chart 5-2b. Item-level Average Percent Positive Response—Across All Database Hospitals (Text Description). December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2007/chart5-2btxt.html