Table A-11.

Average Percent Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades by Geographic Region

2009 Comparative Database Report

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety GradeGeographic Region
Mid-Atlantic/New EnglandSouth AtlanticEast North CentralEast South CentralWest North CentralWest South CentralMountainPacific
37 Hospitals104 Hospitals165 Hospitals34 Hospitals104 Hospitals45 Hospitals58 Hospitals75 Hospitals
20,546 Respondents36,825 Respondents54,909 Respondents8,978 Respondents20,986 Respondents13,242 Respondents17,264 Respondents23,712 Respondents
AExcellent25%23%24%27%24%30%27%24%
BVery Good45%47%48%48%50%47%49%46%
CAcceptable24%25%23%22%22%19%20%23%
DPoor4%5%5%3%3%4%4%6%
EFailing1%1%1%0%0%1%1%1%

Note: Average percent totals in the table may not sum to exactly 100% due to rounding of decimals.

Note: States are categorized into American Hospital Association-defined regions as follows:

Mid-Atlantic/New England: NJ, NY, PA/CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
West North Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD
South Atlantic: DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV
West South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX
East North Central: IL, IN, OH, MI, WI
Mountain: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY
East South Central: AL, KY, MS, TN
Pacific: AK, CA, HI, OR, WA

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Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Table A-11.: Average Percent Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades by Geographic Region. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2009/taba-11.html