Table C-5.

Trending: 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
(Respiratory,
Phys,
Occup,
Speech)
Unit Asst/
Clerk/
Secretary
92
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
53
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
27
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
58
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
41
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
98
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
70
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
66
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
89
Hospi-
tals
both yrs
1,201
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,656
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
117
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,160
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
297
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
7,452
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
2,113
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
891
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,270
Most
Recent
Respon-
dents
1,046
Previous
Respon-
dents
1,118
Previous
Respon-
dents
83
Previous
Respon-
dents
1,062
Previous
Respon-
dents
235
Previous
Respon-
dents
6,560
Previous
Respon-
dents
1,513
Previous
Respon-
dents
814
Previous
Respon-
dents
1,105
Previous
Respon-
dents
1. Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent89%84%85%75%85%79%79%84%78%
Previous84%81%88%73%83%79%77%83%80%
Change5%3%-3%2%2%0%2%1%-2%
2. Supv/Mgr Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient SafetyMost Recent85%73%83%75%80%74%78%79%76%
Previous81%68%76%74%79%73%76%79%81%
Change4%5%7%1%1%1%2%0%-5%
3. Mgmt Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent85%74%71%76%74%67%75%71%77%
Previous81%68%73%69%73%67%73%71%77%
Change3%6%-2%7%1%0%2%0%0%
4. Org Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent85%75%76%78%81%72%73%72%70%
Previous81%72%81%70%78%71%69%74%73%
Change4%3%-5%8%3%1%4%-2%-3%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent74%65%68%65%73%64%75%74%70%
Previous72%63%76%59%67%61%72%71%71%
Change2%2%-8%6%6%3%3%3%-1%
6. Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent76%63%71%64%70%58%65%67%63%
Previous72%56%77%58%66%59%63%68%69%
Change4%7%-6%6%4%-1%2%-1%-6%
7. Communication OpennessMost Recent76%69%63%56%76%61%63%69%58%
Previous71%59%71%53%71%61%61%67%61%
Change5%10%-8%3%5%0%2%2%-3%
8. Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent67%63%65%66%65%66%61%53%65%
Previous64%62%60%59%50%62%60%58%67%
Change3%1%5%7%15%4%1%-5%-2%
9. Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent67%64%61%61%64%59%59%65%61%
Previous63%62%70%63%56%57%58%61%65%
Change4%2%-9%-2%8%2%1%4%-4%
10. StaffingMost Recent65%62%60%47%59%58%60%62%52%
Previous61%63%70%47%57%59%59%62%57%
Change4%-1%-10%0%2%-1%1%0%-5%
11. Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent51%53%43%47%33%53%42%45%52%
Previous50%48%52%50%36%50%42%42%52%
Change1%5%-9%-3%-3%3%0%3%0%
12. Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent65%41%50%37%70%45%44%56%41%
Previous61%42%55%32%68%45%42%52%44%
Change4%-1%-5%5%2%0%2%4%-3%

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Current as of March 2008
Internet Citation: Table C-5. : Trending: 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/tablec5.html