Table 7-8.

Trending: Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades

2008 Comparative Database Report 

Patient Safety Culture CompositesAverage Percent of Respondents within Hospitals
Most RecentPreviousChangeMaximum IncreaseMaximum DecreaseAverage IncreaseAverage Decrease
A. Excellent25%21%4%23%-27%8%-6%
B. Very Good50%47%3%74%-42%12%-8%
C. Acceptable21%24%-3%13%-30%5%-9%
D. Poor4%7%-3%44%-51%3%-8%
E. Failing1%1%0%18%-20%3%-4%

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. Average percent positive totals in the table may not sum to exactly 100% due to rounding of decimals.

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Internet Citation: Table 7-8. : Trending: Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades. March 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2008/table7-8.html