Table B-4.

Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months by Work Area/Unit

2009 Comparative Database Report

Number of Events Reported by RespondentsWork Area/Unit
Anesthes-
iology
EmergencyICU (any type)LabMedicineObste-
trics
PediatricsPhar-
macy
Psych/-
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
No events56%46%34%49%38%43%44%42%51%55%55%46%
1 to 2 events30%32%38%29%33%36%34%18%26%31%33%32%
3 to 5 events7%13%20%12%20%15%16%15%14%10%8%14%
6 to 10 events4%5%6%5%6%4%4%10%6%2%3%5%
11 to 20 events1%2%2%3%2%1%2%8%2%1%0%1%
21 event reports or more1%2%0%3%1%0%0%8%1%0%0%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-4.: Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months 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-4.html