Table B-5.

Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Respondent Staff Position

2008 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesStaff Position
Admin/
Mgmt
Attending/
Physician/
Resident
PA or NP
DieticianPat Care
Asst/Aide
Care
Partner
PharmacistRN/
LVN
LPN
Technician
(EKG, Lab,
Radiology)
Therapist
(Resp., Phys,
Occup,
Speech)
Unit Asst/
Clerk/
Secretary
487
Hospi-
tals
346
Hospi-
tals
265
Hospi-
tals
438
Hospi-
tals
345
Hospi-
tals
510
Hospi-
tals
458
Hospi-
tals
433
Hospi-
tals
479
Hospi-
tals
10,955
Respon-
dents
7,345
Respon-
dents
1,046
Respon-
dents
8,663
Respon-
dents
2,387
Respon-
dents
55,119
Respon-
dents
16,173
Respon-
dents
7,258
Respon-
dents
9,864
Respon-
dents
1. Teamwork Within Units86%82%79%73%79%79%77%84%76%
2. Supv/Mgr Expectations & Actions
Promoting Patient Safety
84%70%76%74%75%74%75%77%76%
3. Mgmt Support for Patient Safety82%69%74%72%67%64%70%70%73%
4. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement80%70%69%72%73%70%68%70%69%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety72%62%64%60%62%59%70%70%66%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error73%61%66%63%63%58%64%65%64%
7. Communication Openness74%64%63%58%71%61%63%68%59%
8. Frequency of Events Reported65%55%55%65%53%61%58%54%63%
9. Teamwork Across Units63%59%60%59%56%55%55%62%56%
10. Staffing62%55%55%49%55%57%56%58%52%
11. Handoffs & Transitions45%43%37%49%29%48%40%42%45%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error62%42%44%35%59%43%43%50%40%
Average Across Composites71%61%62%61%62%61%62%64%62%

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Current as of March 2008
Internet Citation: Table B-5. : Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Respondent Staff Position. March 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2008/tableb5.html