Table 6-5. Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades

2009 Comparative Database Report

Work Area/Unit
Patient Safety Grade
No. of Hospitals &
No. of Respondents
Average
Percent
s.d.Percentage of Responses
Min10th
Percentile
25th
Percentile
50th
Percentile
75th
Percentile
90th
Percentile
Max
A ExcellentH =621
N = 42,850
25%9.10%0%14%18%24%30%36%63%
B Very GoodH = 621
N = 83,619
48%7.91%6%39%43%47%52%57%80%
C AcceptableH = 621
N = 43,854
23%8.31%0%12%17%23%28%32%57%
D PoorH = 621
N = 8,769
4%4.45%0%0%2%4%6%9%62%
E FailingH = 621
N = 1,631
1%1.23%0%0%0%0%1%2%18%

Key: H = hospitals; N = respondents.

Note: Average percent totals in the table add to more than 100 percent due to rounding.

Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Table 6-5. Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades: 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/tab6-5.html