Table D-4.

Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months by Work Area/Unit

2009 Comparative Database Report

#Work Area/Unit
Anesthes-
iology
Emer-
gency
ICU (any type)LabMedicineObstetricsPediatricsPharmacyPsych/-
Mental Hlth
RadiologyRehabili-
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

Number of Events Reported by RespondentsAnesthes-
iology
Emer-
gency
ICU (any type)LabMedicineObstetricsPediatricsPharmacyPsych/-
Mental Hlth
RadiologyRehabili-
tation
Surgery
No eventsMost Recent57%45%36%45%37%48%41%38%47%55%54%48%
Previous62%45%32%51%41%41%42%40%45%59%59%45%
Change-5%0%4%-6%-4%7%-1%-2%2%-4%-5%3%
1 to 2 eventsMost Recent34%32%38%30%33%31%34%18%26%32%34%30%
Previous25%31%35%27%28%36%33%16%29%28%28%32%
Change9%1%3%3%5%-5%1%2%-3%4%6%-2%
3 to 5 eventsMost Recent6%14%18%14%20%16%22%16%16%10%8%14%
Previous11%14%21%11%20%14%20%19%15%9%9%14%
Change-5%0%-3%3%0%2%2%-3%1%1%-1%0%
6 to 10 eventsMost Recent3%5%7%5%7%3%3%10%9%1%3%7%
Previous0%6%8%6%7%5%4%10%9%2%2%6%
Change3%-1%-1%-1%0%-2%-1%0%0%-1%1%1%
11 to 20 eventsMost Recent0%2%1%3%2%2%1%8%2%1%0%1%
Previous1%3%3%2%3%3%1%6%1%1%1%2%
Change-1%-1%-2%1%-1%-1%0%2%1%0%-1%-1%
21 event reports or moreMost Recent0%2%1%3%1%0%1%11%1%1%0%0%
Previous1%1%1%2%2%0%0%9%1%0%0%1%
Change-1%1%0%1%-1%0%1%2%0%1%0%-1%

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 D-4.: Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months 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-4.html