Table B-7.

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

2009 Comparative Database Report

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety GradeStaff Position
Admin/MgmtAttending/Physician/
Resident/PA or NP
DieticianPat Care Asst/Aide/Care PartnerPharmacistRN/LVN/LPNTechnician (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
AExcellent30%25%27%24%21%19%27%29%27%
BVery Good52%47%48%46%49%47%49%46%47%
CAcceptable16%22%21%24%23%26%20%20%22%
DPoor2%5%3%5%6%6%3%4%3%
EFailing1%1%0%1%1%1%1%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-7.: Average Percent Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades 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-7.html