Appendix D: Trending Results by Respondent Characteristics

2009 Comparative Database Report

(1) Work Area/Unit

Note 1: The number of hospitals and respondents in each breakout category is shown in each table (e.g., the number of hospitals and respondents by work area/unit). However, the precise number of hospitals and respondents corresponding to each data cell in a table will vary because hospitals may have omitted a specific survey item and because of individual nonresponse/missing data.

Note 2: Only hospitals that had at least one respondent in the particular work area/unit for both their previous and most recent administrations of the survey are included.

Note 3: Respondents who selected "Many different work areas/No specific work area," "Other," or those who did not answer (missing) are not included.

Table D-1. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit
Table D-2. Trending: Item-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit
Table D-3. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grade by Work Area/Unit
Table D-4. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months by Work Area/Unit

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(2) Staff Position

Note: The number of hospitals and respondents in each breakout category is shown in each table (e.g., the number of hospitals and respondents by staff position). However, the precise number of hospitals and respondents corresponding to each data cell in a table will vary because hospitals may have omitted a specific survey item and because of individual nonresponse/missing data.

Note 2: Only hospitals that had at least one respondent in the particular staff position for both their previous and most recent administrations of the survey are included.

Note 3: Respondents who selected "Other" or those who did not answer (missing) are not included.

Table D-5. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position
Table D-6. Trending: Item-Level Percent Positive Response by Staff Position
Table D-7. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grade by Staff Position
Table D-8. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months by Staff Position

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(3) Interaction With Patients

Note: The number of hospitals and respondents in each breakout category is shown in each table (e.g., the number of hospitals and respondents by interaction with patients). However, the precise number of hospitals and respondents corresponding to each data cell in a table will vary because hospitals may have omitted a specific survey item and because of individual nonresponse/missing data.

Note 2: Only hospitals that had at least one respondent in the response categories (WITH or WITHOUT direct interaction with patients) for both their previous and most recent administrations of the survey are included.

Note 3: Respondents who did not answer (missing) are not included.

Table D-9. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Interaction With Patients
Table D-10. Trending: Item-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Interaction With Patients
Table D-11. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grade by Interaction With Patients
Table D-12. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months by Interaction With Patients

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Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Appendix D: Trending Results by Respondent Characteristics: 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/hospdb09appd.html