Table D-1.

Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Response by Work Area/Unit

2009 Comparative Database Report

#Work Area/Unit
Anesthes-
iology
Emer.ICU (any type)LabMedicineObstetPediatricsPharmacyPsych/ Mental HlthRadiologyRehabili-
tation
Surgery
No. of Hospitals Both Years421461141641711016213560161139154
No. of Most Recent Respondents2933,4424,0322,9267,5982,6001,3561,7051,1743,2752,0905,282
No. of Previous Respondents4063,1203,8952,8656,2201,8761,5251,5601,2203,0821,9415,328

Patient Safety Culture CompositesSurveyWork Area/Unit
Anesthes-
iology
Emer.ICU (any type)LabMedicineObstetPediatricsPharmacyPsych/ Mental HlthRadiologyRehabili-
tation
Surgery
1. Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent83%79%82%79%75%81%77%78%77%79%86%79%
Previous77%76%80%78%72%74%77%75%71%78%82%75%
Change6%3%2%1%3%7%0%3%6%1%4%4%
2. Supv/Mgr Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient SafetyMost Recent75%71%70%75%72%74%78%76%77%77%83%74%
Previous70%73%71%75%72%72%72%76%74%76%80%74%
Change5%-2%-1%0%0%2%6%0%3%1%3%0%
3. Org Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent71%65%69%73%71%72%74%75%70%71%75%75%
Previous71%63%68%69%67%68%65%74%66%67%71%71%
Change0%2%1%4%4%4%9%1%4%4%4%4%
4. Management Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent64%63%59%72%65%69%66%69%65%74%74%69%
Previous70%60%59%71%63%64%65%68%61%70%74%67%
Change-6%3%0%1%2%5%1%1%4%4%0%2%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent59%54%56%71%55%62%64%64%57%73%74%68%
Previous61%55%55%71%53%58%63%64%57%70%73%65%
Change-2%-1%1%0%2%4%1%0%0%3%1%3%
6. Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent66%55%54%65%56%62%62%65%68%64%71%64%
Previous60%55%53%63%56%58%60%63%58%64%68%63%
Change6%0%1%2%0%4%2%2%10%0%3%1%
7. Communication OpennessMost Recent62%60%61%62%55%63%64%69%66%63%71%64%
Previous70%58%60%62%55%62%64%66%59%61%67%64%
Change-8%2%1%0%0%1%0%3%7%2%4%0%
8. Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent59%57%57%66%62%62%62%60%65%56%61%65%
Previous45%57%57%64%59%58%57%57%57%52%62%62%
Change14%0%0%2%3%4%5%3%8%4%-1%3%
9. Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent50%47%52%57%56%54%53%53%51%57%60%53%
Previous54%49%50%55%56%52%50%54%46%55%58%52%
Change-4%-2%2%2%0%2%3%-1%5%2%2%1%
10. StaffingMost Recent53%47%54%54%51%58%60%54%53%64%61%55%
Previous46%49%52%54%51%51%60%52%51%62%60%55%
Change7%-2%2%0%0%7%0%2%2%2%1%0%
11. Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent37%47%46%38%49%54%47%31%40%44%38%40%
Previous36%48%48%38%47%49%45%31%37%42%42%41%
Change1%-1%-2%0%2%5%2%0%3%2%-4%-1%
12. Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent43%38%38%44%41%42%43%54%51%45%57%45%
Previous39%35%38%43%40%37%46%52%39%44%56%46%
Change4%3%0%1%1%5%-3%2%12%1%1%-1%

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Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Table D-1.: Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Response 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/tabd-1.html