Table 6-3. Composite-level Comparative Results for the 2008 Database

2008 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesNo. of
hospitals &
No. of
respondents
Average
Percent
Positive
s.d.Composite Percent Positive Response
Min10th
Percentile
25th
Percentile
Median/
50th
Percentile
75th
Percentile
90th
Percentile
Max
1. Teamwork
Within Units
H = 518
N = 155,957
79%8.69%15%71%75%79%83%87%96%
2. Supervisor/
Manager
Expectations
& Actions Promoting Patient Safety
H = 513
N = 154,636
75%7.10%39%66%70%74%79%83%94%
3. Management Support for Patient SafetyH = 519
N = 154,942
70%11.39%18%57%63%71%78%84%97%
4. Organizational Learning-Continuous ImprovementH = 519
N = 158,602
70%9.31%12%61%65%71%76%80%94%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyH = 519
N = 158,202
64%10.18%17%52%58%64%71%77%89%
6. Feedback & Communication About ErrorH = 519
N = 152,363
62%9.28%19%52%56%62%68%74%85%
7. Communication OpennessH = 517
N = 156,509
62%8.02%20%54%58%62%66%71%98%
8. Frequency
of Events Reported
H = 518
N = 138,188
60%8.84%22%50%54%60%65%71%84%
9. Teamwork Across UnitsH = 518
N = 149,888
57%11.62%14%44%49%57%65%72%91%
10. StaffingH = 517
N = 155,227
55%10.78%25%42%47%54%62%70%87%
11. Handoffs & TransitionsH = 519
N = 150,435
45%11.86%19%31%36%43%51%61%93%
12. Nonpunitive Response to ErrorH = 518
N = 154,371
44%9.06%14%32%38%43%50%56%82%

Key: H = hospitals; N = respondents.

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Internet Citation: Table 6-3. Composite-level Comparative Results for the 2008 Database: 2008 Comparative Database Report. March 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2008/table6-3.html