Table A-9. Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Hospital Geographic Region

2008 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesRegion
Mid Atlantic/
New England
South
Atlantic
East
North
Central
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
West
South
Central
MountainPacific
32
Hospitals
89
Hospitals
113
Hospitals
29
Hospitals
92
Hospitals
37
Hospitals
57
Hospitals
70
Hospitals
17,875
Respond-
ents
29,200
Respond-
ents
40,643
Respond-
ents
7,350
Respond-
ents
19,255
Respond-
ents
11,121
Respond-
ents
13,301
Respond-
ents
21,431
Respond-
ents
1. Teamwork Within Units76%78%76%81%81%81%80%79%
2. Supervisor/Mana-
ger Expectations
& Actions Promoting Patient Safety
71%76%73%78%75%78%74%73%
3. Management Support for Patient Safety68%71%67%74%74%73%70%67%
4. Org Learning—
Continuous
Improvement
68%72%66%75%72%74%70%67%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety61%63%61%67%69%67%66%60%
6. Feedback &
Communication About Error
62%64%59%66%62%66%64%60%
7. Communication Openness61%62%60%63%61%64%64%62%
8. Frequency of Events Reported60%59%56%65%63%63%60%58%
9. Teamwork Across Units54%56%55%63%62%57%58%54%
10. Staffing49%54%54%54%62%56%54%52%
11. Handoffs & Transitions42%44%43%48%51%44%45%40%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error40%42%41%45%49%45%46%41%
Average Across Composites
59%62%59%65%65%64%63%59%

*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-9. Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response 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-9.html