Table A-11. Percent of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Hospital Geographic Region

2008 Comparative Database Report

Work Area/Unit
Patient Safety Grade
Region
Mid Atlantic/
New England
South
Atlantic
East
North
Central
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
West
South
Central
MountainPacific
32
Hospitals
17,875
Respond-
ents
89
Hospitals
29,200
Respond-
ents
113
Hospitals
40,643
Respond-
ents
29
Hospitals
7,350
Respond-
ents
92
Hospitals
19,255
Respond-
ents
37
Hospitals
11,121
Respond-
ents
57
Hospitals
13,301
Respond-
ents
70
Hospitals
21,431
Respond-
ents
A  Excellent24%22%21%27%24%30%27%23%
B  Very Good45%48%50%48%51%48%47%46%
C  Acceptable25%25%24%22%21%19%21%24%
D  Poor5%4%5%3%3%3%4%6%
E  Failing1%1%1%0%0%1%1%1%

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

*Note: States are categorized into AHA-defined regions as follows:

RegionStates
Mid Atlantic/New EnglandNY, NJ, PA, ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT
South AtlanticDE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL
West North CentralMN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS
West South CentralAR, LA, OK, TX
East North CentralOH, IN, IL, MI, WI
East South CentralKY, TN, AL, MS
MountainMT, ID, WY, CO, NM, AZ, UT, NV
PacificWA, OR, CA, AK, HI

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Current as of March 2008
Internet Citation: Table A-11. Percent of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Hospital Geographic Region: 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/tablea-11.html