Table B-5. Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Respondent Staff Position

2007 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesStaff Position
Admin/
Mgmt
Attending/
Physician/
Resident/
PA or NP
DieticianPat Care
Asst/Aide/
Care Partner
PharmacistRN/LVN/
LPN
Technician
(EKG,
Lab,
Radiology)
Therapist
(Respiratory,
Phys, Occup,
Speech)
Unit Asst/
Clerk/
Secretary
361
Hospi-
tals
251
Hospi-
tals
204
Hospi-
tals
311
Hospi-
tals
261
Hospi-
tals
374
Hospi-
tals
334
Hospi-
tals
319
Hospi-
tals
354
Hospi-
tals
6,938
Respon-
dents
4,414
Respon-
dents
725
Respon-
dents
5,904
Respon-
dents
1,561
Respon-
dents
36,991
Respon-
dents
10,947
Respon-
dents
4,791
Respon-
dents
6,848
Respon-
dents
1. Teamwork Within Units85%81%76%72%80%78%76%83%76%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety83%69%74%73%76%73%74%77%77%
3. Management Support for Patient Safety82%68%73%70%68%64%69%70%73%
4. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement79%70%68%70%74%69%67%70%68%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety71%62%65%58%62%58%69%70%66%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error72%61%67%62%64%58%62%65%65%
7. Communication Openness73%64%62%57%72%61%62%68%59%
8. Frequency of Events Reported64%56%53%63%52%60%58%56%63%
9. Teamwork Across Units62%59%59%59%56%54%55%62%57%
10. Staffing61%55%56%49%55%57%56%59%53%
11. Handoffs & Transitions46%42%39%49%31%47%40%43%45%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error60%43%44%33%59%43%42%49%39%
Average Across Composites70%61%61%60%62%60%61%64%62%

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Current as of December 2012
Internet Citation: Table B-5. Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Respondent Staff Position: 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/hospdbtabb5.html