Table C-1.

Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Bed Size

2009 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesBed Size
6-24 beds25-49 beds50-99 beds100-199 beds200-299 beds300-499 beds500+ beds
21 Hospitals Both Years42 Hospitals Both Years37 Hospitals Both Years32 Hospitals Both Years22 Hospitals Both Years26 Hospitals Both Years24 Hospitals Both Years
1,054 Most Recent Respondents3,550 Most Recent Respondents4,360 Most Recent Respondents8,886 Most Recent Respondents8,408 Most Recent Respondents15,678 Most Recent Respondents27,605 Most Recent Respondents
1,362 Previous Respondents3,401 Previous Respondents4,686 Previous Respondents7,573 Previous Respondents8,108 Previous Respondents14,300 Previous Respondents25,891 Previous Respondents
1. Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent83%83%78%79%77%78%76%
Previous81%82%77%73%69%75%77%
Change2%1%1%6%8%3%-1%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient SafetyMost Recent76%80%74%75%73%72%72%
Previous75%78%73%74%69%71%72%
Change1%2%1%1%4%1%0%
3. Organizational Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent73%75%72%72%70%70%68%
Previous71%74%69%65%62%67%69%
Change2%1%3%7%8%3%-1%
4. Management Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent77%77%70%71%66%67%64%
Previous76%77%68%65%61%66%65%
Change1%0%2%6%5%1%-1%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent74%72%65%64%61%61%52%
Previous71%68%63%60%54%58%58%
Change3%4%2%4%7%3%-6%
6. Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent66%65%62%63%60%61%60%
Previous66%65%61%58%55%60%61%
Change0%0%1%5%5%1%-1%
7. Communication OpennessMost Recent65%64%61%61%60%60%59%
Previous65%62%60%58%56%61%61%
Change0%2%1%3%4%-1%-2%
8. Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent64%65%60%63%59%60%57%
Previous64%63%60%58%54%57%57%
Change0%2%0%5%5%3%0%
9. Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent68%65%58%57%50%52%49%
Previous66%64%57%53%47%50%50%
Change2%1%1%4%3%2%-1%
10. StaffingMost Recent65%61%54%53%50%52%47%
Previous62%59%55%51%46%49%49%
Change3%2%-1%2%4%3%-2%
11. Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent59%53%47%43%37%38%37%
Previous55%51%46%41%36%37%38%
Change4%2%1%2%1%1%-1%
12. Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent53%50%43%44%41%41%38%
Previous49%47%42%42%39%39%38%
Change4%3%1%2%2%2%0%

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Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Table C-1.: Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Bed Size. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2009/tabc-1.html