Table B-3.

Percent of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Respondent Work Area/Unit

2008 Comparative Database Report 

Work Area/Unit
Patient Safety Grade
Work Area/Unit
Anesthe-
siology
Emer-
gency
ICU
(any type)
LabMedicineObstetricsPediatr.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
A. Excellent35%16%18%27%14%20%23%24%23%28%35%32%
B. Very Good42%46%47%51%48%50%49%50%46%50%47%45%
C. Acceptable19%30%27%19%30%24%22%19%24%19%15%18%
D. Poor2%7%6%3%6%5%5%5%7%3%2%4%
E. Failing2%1%1%0%1%1%1%1%1%0%1%1%

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

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

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Current as of March 2008
Internet Citation: Table B-3.: Percent of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade 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/tableb3.html