Table C-4.

Trending: Average Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months by Respondent Work Area/Unit

2008 Comparative Database Report

Number of Events ReportedWork Area/Unit
Anesthe-
siology
Emer-
gency
ICU
(any type)
LabMedicineObstetricsPediatr.Pharm.Psych/
Mental Health
Radi-
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
No eventsMost Recent52%39%32%50%35%47%50%41%54%56%57%51%
Previous65%42%29%63%3835%44%43%47%66%66%46%
Change-13%-3%3%-13%-3%12%6%-2%7%-10%-9%5%
1 to 2 eventsMost Recent45%33%41%31%33%33%32%17%19%31%32%51%
Previous31%31%35%25%29%38%36%14%30%24%25%46%
Change14%2%6%6%4%-5%-4%3%-11%7%7%-8%
3 to 5 eventsMost Recent3%17%16%12%19%15%16%13%11%13%7%14%
Previous3%18%23%8%22%16%15%13%18%7%7%13%
Change0%-1%-7%4%-3%-1%1%0%-7%6%0%1%
6 to 10 eventsMost Recent0%6%8%4%9%4%1%9%11%1%3%5%
Previous1%6%9%3%7%8%4%10%4%2%1%3%
Change-1%0%-1%1%2%-4%-3%-1%7%-1%2%2%
11 to 20 eventsMost Recent0%3%2%1%3%2%0%9%3%0%0%1%
Previous0%2%5%1%3%3%0%7%1%1%0%2%
Change0%1%-3%0%0%-1%0%2%2%-1%0%-1%
21 event reports
or more
Most Recent0%1%1%1%1%0%0%12%2%0%0%0%
Previous0%1%0%0%2%0%0%13%0%0%0%0%
Change0%0%1%1%-1%0%0%-1%2%0%0%0%

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 C-4.: Trending: Average Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months 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/tablec4.html