Table B-3.

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

2009 Comparative Database Report

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety GradeWork Area/Unit
Anesthes-
iology
EmergencyICU(any type)LabMedicineObstetricsPediatricsPharmacyPsych/Mental HealthRadiologyRehab-
ilitation
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
AExcellent35%16%18%26%15%21%24%25%23%28%35%32%
BVery Good42%46%49%51%47%47%49%49%44%49%46%45%
CAcceptable19%30%26%20%31%25%22%20%22%19%16%18%
DPoor3%7%6%3%6%6%5%5%9%3%2%4%
EFailing1%1%1%0%1%1%0%1%1%0%1%1%

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-3.: Average Percent Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades 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-3.html