Table B-1.

Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit

2009 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesWork Area/Unit
Anesthes-
iology
Emer-
gency
ICU (any type)LabMedicineObstetricsPediatricsPharmacyPsych/
Mental
Health
RadiologyRehabili-
tation
Surgery
177 H486 H401 H526 H518 H345 H236 H464 H232 H539 H464 H506 H
1,184 R9,703 R12,040 R9,273 R17,143 R8,088 R4,534 R5,226 R4,298 R10,528 R7,429 R17,393 R
1. Teamwork Within Units79%79%83%79%74%80%80%78%79%79%86%78%
2. Supv/Mgr Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety74%72%72%75%72%73%75%77%76%76%81%74%
3. Organizational Learning-Continuous Improvement71%65%69%72%69%69%72%75%70%69%74%74%
4. Mgmt Support for Patient Safety65%62%59%71%65%66%67%70%67%72%75%68%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety64%55%56%70%55%61%65%65%59%72%76%67%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error64%56%56%65%57%60%61%67%66%63%70%64%
7. Communication Openness66%61%61%63%56%63%63%70%63%64%72%64%
8. Frequency of Events Reported58%56%56%64%61%60%60%59%63%54%61%64%
9. Teamwork Across Units54%48%53%56%56%54%53%55%53%56%61%53%
10. Staffing58%49%52%54%50%56%58%56%55%62%62%56%
11. Handoffs & Transitions41%48%47%37%47%53%46%32%39%41%40%40%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error44%37%39%43%39%42%41%56%46%46%59%45%
Average Across Composites62%57%59%62%58%61%62%63%61%63%68%62%

Key: H = Hospitals; R = Respondents

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

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Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Table B-1.: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2009/tabb-1.html