Chart 5-3. Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades—Averages Across 2009 Database Hospitals

2009 Comparative Database Report

Note: Percentages add to more than 100 percent due to rounding.

Chart shows average percent percent of respondents within each hospital, providing grades from 'A-Excellent' to 'E-Failing.' Select Text Description [D] for details.

Text Description of Chart 5-3.

GradeAverage Percent
Receiving Grade
A (Excellent)25%
B (Very Good)48%
C (Acceptable)23%
D (Poor)4%
E (Failing)1%
Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Chart 5-3. Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades—Averages Across 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/chart5-3.html