Table B-8.

Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months by Staff Position

2009 Comparative Database Report

Number of Events Reported by RespondentsStaff 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
No events45%59%75%75%25%29%57%59%77%
1 to 2 events24%27%16%19%22%38%29%31%17%
3 to 5 events16%9%6%4%20%22%9%7%4%
6 to 10 events8%3%2%1%13%7%3%2%1%
11 to 20 events4%1%0%0%10%3%1%0%0%
21 event reports or more3%1%0%0%10%1%1%0%0%

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-8.: Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months 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-8.html