Table B-1. Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Respondent Work Area/Unit

2007 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesWork Area/Unit
Anes-
thesio-
logy
Emer-
gency
ICU
(any type)
LabMedi-
cine
Obstet-
rics
Pediatr.Pharm.Psych/ Mentl HealthRadi-
ology
Rehabil-
itation
Surgery
88
Hospi-
tals
301
Hospi-
tals
215
Hospi-
tals
319
Hospi-
tals
319
Hospi-
tals
195
Hospi-
tals
116
Hospi-
tals
271
Hospi-
tals
115
Hospi-
tals
330
Hospi-
tals
286
Hospi-
tals
299
Hospi-
tals
720
Respon-
dents
5,168
Respon-
dents
5,992
Respon-
dents
5,118
Respon-
dents
8,279
Respon-
dents
3,880
Respon-
dents
1,763
Respon-
dents
2,744
Respon-
dents
2,301
Respon-
dents
5,600
Respon-
dents
4,153
Respon-
dents
9,351
Respon-
dents
1. Teamwork Within Units82%78%80%77%73%78%74%79%74%79%85%76%
2. Supv/Mgr Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety72%73%72%75%71%74%68%79%78%76%81%74%
3. Mgmt Support for Patient Safety67%61%59%71%64%65%60%70%67%71%75%68%
4. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement72%64%68%69%67%68%64%76%71%67%74%72%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety67%55%55%71%53%59%59%67%60%70%76%67%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error61%56%55%63%55%62%56%68%62%63%71%64%
7. Communication Openness71%60%61%63%55%64%58%71%61%64%71%65%
8. Frequency of Events Reported55%57%56%62%59%60%58%62%62%51%62%63%
9. Teamwork Across Units51%51%51%55%55%53%48%57%49%55%60%52%
10. Staffing56%51%53%56%52%56%56%56%53%61%63%56%
11. Handoffs & Transitions36%50%46%38%47%50%41%34%40%43%42%41%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error44%36%38%42%39%40%40%57%43%45%59%45%
Average Across Composites61%58%58%62%58%61%57%65%60%62%68%62%

Note: ICU = Intensive Care Unit; Pediatr. = Pediatrics; Pharm. = Pharmacy.

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Current as of December 2012
Internet Citation: Table B-1. Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Respondent Work Area/Unit: 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/hospdbtabb1.html