Table C-7.

Trending: Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Respondent Staff Position

2008 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety GradeStaff 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
A. ExcellentMost Recent30%25%22%21%30%20%28%26%27%
Previous23%18%42%19%19%16%24%26%20%
Change7%7%-20%2%11%4%4%0%7%
B. Very GoodMost Recent54%45%52%48%52%50%52%51%49%
Previous48%47%41%49%48%45%46%48%54%
Change6%-2%11%-1%4%5%6%3%-5%
C. AcceptableMost Recent14%24%21%24%14%24%17%18%21%
Previous22%26%17%26%24%27%22%19%19%
Change-8%-2%4%-2%-10%-3%-5%-1%2%
D. PoorMost Recent1%6%5%5%4%5%2%3%2%
Previous5%7%0%6%8%9%7%7%5%
Change-4%-1%5%-1%-4%-4%-5%-4%-3%
E. FailingMost Recent0%0%0%2%0%1%1%1%1%
Previous1%2%0%1%1%2%0%1%2%
Change-1%-2%0%1%-1%-1%1%0%-1%

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-7.: Trending: Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade 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/tablec7.html