Table A-9. Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Hospital Geographic Region

2007 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesRegion
Mid Atlantic/
New England
South
Atlantic
East
North
Central
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
West
South
Central
MountainPacific
20
Hospitals
60
Hospitals
100
Hospitals
26
Hospitals
83
Hospitals
31
Hospitals
35
Hospitals
27
Hospitals
10,796
Respond-
ents
17,870
Respond-
ents
34,715
Respond-
ents
6,982
Respond-
ents
17,418
Respond-
ents
10,223
Respond-
ents
5,809
Respond-
ents
4,808
Respond-
ents
1. Teamwork Within Units75%78%75%79%80%81%77%78%
2. Supervisor/Mana-
ger Expectations
& Actions Promoting Patient Safety
71%76%73%77%74%77%72%72%
3. Management Support for Patient Safety65%71%67%73%73%71%67%66%
4. Org Learning—
Continuous
Improvement
68%72%65%73%71%73%67%66%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety58%62%60%65%68%66%63%59%
6. Feedback &
Communication About Error
61%64%58%65%61%66%62%61%
7. Communication Openness62%62%60%62%60%64%61%64%
8. Frequency of Events Reported60%58%56%63%61%62%59%58%
9. Teamwork Across Units51%56%54%61%62%57%55%54%
10. Staffing46%54%53%53%61%56%54%52%
11. Handoffs & Transitions40%43%42%48%51%43%44%42%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error38%42%41%44%48%44%42%40%
Average Across Composites
58%62%59%64%64%63%60%59%

*Note: States are categorized into AHA-defined regions as follows:

RegionStates
Mid Atlantic/New EnglandNY, NJ, PA, ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT
South AtlanticDE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL
West North CentralMN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS
West South CentralAR, LA, OK, TX
East North CentralOH, IN, IL, MI, WI
East South CentralKY, TN, AL, MS
MountainMT, ID, WY, CO, NM, AZ, UT, NV
PacificWA, OR, CA, AK, HI

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Current as of December 2012
Internet Citation: Table A-9. Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Hospital Geographic Region: 2007 Comparative Database Report. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2007/hospdbtaba9.html