Table C-1.

Trending: Composite-level 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 HealthRadi-
ology
Rehabil-
itation
Surgery
10
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
68
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
39
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
83
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
84
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
37
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
21
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
61
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
20
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
80
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
66
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
72
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
170
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,035
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,315
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,102
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
2,702
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
586
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
497
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
617
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
504
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,066
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
546
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,984
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
85
Previous
Respon-
dents
903
Previous
Respon-
dents
988
Previous
Respon-
dents
890
Previous
Respon-
dents
2,048
Previous
Respon-
dents
551
Previous
Respon-
dents
456
Previous
Respon-
dents
487
Previous
Respon-
dents
467
Previous
Respon-
dents
810
Previous
Respon-
dents
650
Previous
Respon-
dents
1,635
Previous
Respon-
dents
1. Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent85%84%78%81%76%81%84%82%78%80%89%81%
Previous91%81%83%80%74%77%75%85%77%81%86%80%
Change-6%3%-5%1%2%4%9%-3%1%-1%3%1%
2. Supv/Mgr Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient SafetyMost Recent69%75%66%74%74%77%77%81%76%78%85%80%
Previous88%73%74%75%70%78%68%81%77%74%82%76%
Change-19%2%-8%-1%4%-1%9%0%-1%4%3%4%
3. Mgmt Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent64%68%57%73%69%71%71%74%62%76%74%74%
Previous82%63%58%73%64%70%63%74%68%73%77%72%
Change-18%5%-1%0%5%1%8%0%-6%3%-3%2%
4. Org Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent72%68%69%73%72%72%80%83%71%74%76%81%
Previous85%65%73%67%66%75%67%83%74%70%77%76%
Change-13%3%-4%6%6%-3%13%0%-3%4%-1%5%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent63%60%58%74%59%68%76%74%62%77%79%76%
Previous72%58%58%74%54%62%60%73%62%74%79%72%
Change-9%2%0%0%5%6%16%1%0%3%0%4%
6. Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent61%56%54%65%57%67%69%69%65%67%74%72%
Previous56%55%54%65%55%64%59%72%59%65%72%65%
Change5%1%0%0%2%3%10%-3%6%2%2%7%
7. Communication OpennessMost Recent54%61%57%65%57%68%74%74%68%66%73%70%
Previous74%58%60%63%52%68%61%72%59%61%72%69%
Change-20%3%-3%2%5%0%13%2%9%5%1%1%
8. Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent54%61%57%60%67%65%59%69%63%57%61%69%
Previous47%61%63%58%61%65%64%66%63%52%64%63%
Change7%0%-6%2%6%0%-5%3%0%5%-3%6%
9. Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent56%56%50%61%61%55%60%59%54%63%61%58%
Previous56%57%48%58%58%58%48%59%48%61%62%58%
Change0%-1%2%3%3%-3%12%0%6%2%-1%0%
10. StaffingMost Recent55%53%54%58%52%60%66%60%48%68%64%62%
Previous62%53%54%59%54%56%56%60%56%67%66%61%
Change-7%0%0%-1%-2%4%10%0%-8%1%-2%1%
11. Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent24%54%46%41%54%57%44%32%34%50%44%46%
Previous32%55%46%42%51%53%43%38%31%48%45%45%
Change-8%-1%0%-1%3%4%1%-6%3%2%-1%1%
12. Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent40%39%40%47%42%44%38%60%48%48%58%54%
Previous38%35%43%45%36%39%41%61%43%46%62%50%
Change2%4%-3%2%6%5%-3%-1%5%2%-4%4%

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

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Current as of March 2008
Internet Citation: Table C-1.: Trending: Composite-level 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/tablec1.html