Table B-1.

Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Respondent Work Area/Unit

2008 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesWork Area/Unit
Anes-
thesio-
logy
Emer-
gency
ICU
(any type)
LabMedi-
cine
Obstet-
rics
Pediatr.Pharm.Psych/
Mental Health
Radi-
ology
Rehabil-
itation
Surgery
135
Hospi-
tals
405
Hospi-
tals
313
Hospi-
tals
443
Hospi-
tals
433
Hospi-
tals
269
Hospi-
tals
183
Hospi-
tals
375
Hospi-
tals
174
Hospi-
tals
449
Hospi-
tals
385
Hospi-
tals
417
Hospi-
tals
1,115
Respon-
dents
7,846
Respon-
dents
9,845
Respon-
dents
7,740
Respon-
dents
13,228
Respon-
dents
5,800
Respon-
dents
4,044
Respon-
dents
4,159
Respon-
dents
3,308
Respon-
dents
8,439
Respon-
dents
5,708
Respon-
dents
14,327
Respon-
dents
1. Teamwork Within Units78%79%81%79%74%79%79%78%78%79%86%77%
2. Supv/Mgr Expectations & Actions
Promoting Patient Safety
71%73%70%76%73%73%74%77%76%77%81%75%
3. Mgmt Support for Patient Safety67%62%59%72%65%65%66%71%67%72%74%69%
4. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement71%65%68%71%69%68%70%76%69%69%74%74%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety64%56%55%71%55%60%65%66%60%72%76%68%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error61%56%55%64%56%60%61%67%63%65%70%65%
7. Communication Openness68%61%60%64%56%63%63%70%63%65%71%65%
8. Frequency of Events Reported53%56%56%64%61%60%59%61%62%53%60%64%
9. Teamwork Across Units53%50%52%57%56%53%53%56%53%56%60%52%
10. Staffing56%51%52%55%51%54%60%56%55%62%62%57%
11. Handoffs & Transitions37%50%48%38%47%51%45%32%40%42%41%40%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error43%38%39%44%40%41%41%56%44%47%58%47%
Average Across Composites60%58%58%63%59%61%61%64%61%63%68%63%

Note: ICU = Intensive Care Unit; Pediatr. = Pediatrics; Pharm. = Pharmacy.

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Current as of March 2008
Internet Citation: Table B-1. : Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Respondent Work Area/Unit. March 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2008/tableb1.html