Table 7-6. Trending: Composite-level Results

2008 Comparative Database Report

Table 7-6. Trending: Composite-level Results

Patient Safety Culture CompositesComposite Average Percent Positive Response
Most RecentPreviousChangeMaximum IncreaseMaximum DecreaseAverage IncreaseAverage Decrease
1. Teamwork Within Units80%79%1%18%-14%5%-5%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety76%74%2%21%-19%5%-6%
3. Management Support for Patient Safety73%72%1%27%-24%8%-6%
4. Organizational Learning-Continuous Improvement73%71%2%38%-17%7%-4%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety68%65%3%25%-16%7%-5%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error63%62%1%21%-19%6%-5%
7. Communication Openness63%61%2%25%-23%7%-5%
8. Frequency of Events Reported63%61%2%19%-28%7%-6%
9. Teamwork Across Units61%59%2%27%-18%7%-5%
10. Staffing57%57%0%31%-18%6%-6%
11. Handoffs & Transitions49%48%1%41%-22%6%-5%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error47%44%3%25%-15%6%-6%

Note: Based on data from 98 hospitals that repeated survey administration and data submission; the number of respondents was 20,902 in the most recent database and 17,868 in the previous database.

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Internet Citation: Table 7-6. Trending: Composite-level Results: 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/table7-6.html