Table 7-8.

Trending: Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades

2009 Comparative Database Report

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety GradeAverage Percentage of Respondents Within Hospitals
Most RecentPreviousChangeMaximum IncreaseMaximum DecreaseAverage IncreaseAverage Decrease
A. Excellent25%22%3%25%-27%7%-5%
B. Very Good47%46%1%74%-42%8%-6%
C. Acceptable23%24%-1%16%-30%4%-7%
D. Poor5%6%-1%44%-51%3%-5%
E. Failing1%1%0%18%-20%1%-2%

Note: Based on data from 204 hospitals that repeated survey administration and data submission. The overall number of respondents was 69,541 in the most recent database and 65,321 in the previous database. Average percent positive totals in the table do not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

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Internet Citation: Table 7-8.: Trending: Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2009/tab7-8.html