Table 7-9. Trending: Average Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months

2008 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesAverage Percent of Respondents within Hospitals
Most RecentPreviousChangeMaximum IncreaseMaximum DecreaseAverage IncreaseAverage Decrease
No events52%55%-3%35%-45%6%-12%
1 to 2 events27%25%2%28%-25%8%-5%
3 to 5 events13%13%0%32%-19%4%-6%
6 to 10 events5%4%1%12%-13%3%-2%
11 to 20 events2%2%0%17%-8%2%-2%
21 event reports or more1%1%0%7%-6%2%-2%

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 7-9. Trending: Average Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months: 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/table7-9.html