Chart 5-1. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response—Across All 2009 Database Hospitals

2009 Comparative Database Report

Bar chart shows the average percent positive response for each of the 12 patient safety culture composites across all hospitals in the database. Select Text Description [D] for details.

Text Description of Chart 5-1.

Patient Safety Culture CompositesAverage % Positive Response
1. Teamwork Within Units79%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety75%
3. Organizational Learning—Continuous Improvement71%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety70%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety64%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error63%
7. Communication Openness62%
8. Frequency of Events Reported60%
9. Teamwork Across Units57%
10. Staffing55%
11. Handoffs & Transitions44%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error44%
Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Chart 5-1. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response—Across All 2009 Database Hospitals: 2009 Comparative Database Report. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2009/chart5-1.html