Table B-5.

Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position

2009 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesStaff Position
Admin/
Mgmt
Attending/
Physician/
Resident/
PA or NP
DieticianPat Care Asst/
Aide/
Care Partner
PharmacistRN/
LVN/
LPN
Technician (EKG, Lab, Radiology)Therapist (Respiratory, Phys,
Occup, Speech)
Unit Asst/
Clerk/
Secretary
581 H444 H320 H530 H434 H606 H549 H529 H573 H
13,750 R8,084 R1,195 R10,386 R3,123 R66,261 R19,230 R9,026 R11,914 R
1. Teamwork Within Units88%82%81%74%80%79%77%84%77%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety84%71%77%75%77%73%75%77%76%
3. Organizational Learning-Continuous Improvement81%71%69%73%74%70%69%70%70%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety83%69%75%73%68%64%70%71%73%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety73%63%66%61%61%59%70%69%65%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error74%61%68%64%64%58%63%65%65%
7. Communication Openness75%63%65%57%71%61%62%67%60%
8. Frequency of Events Reported66%55%57%65%52%61%59%55%65%
9. Teamwork Across Units63%59%61%59%55%54%54%61%57%
10. Staffing63%55%55%49%56%56%56%58%51%
11. Handoffs & Transitions45%44%37%49%30%47%39%41%45%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error62%42%45%36%60%43%43%50%39%
Average Across Composites71%61%63%61%62%60%61%64%62%

Key: H = Hospitals; R = Respondents

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Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Table B-5.: Composite-level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2009/tabb-5.html