Table D-7.

Trending: 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 NPDieticianPatient Care Asst/Aide/ Care PartnerPharmacistRN/LVN/LPNTechnician (EKG, Lab, Radiology)Therapist (Respiratory, Phys, Occup, Speech)Unit Asst/ Clerk/ Secretary
187 Hospitals Both Years120 Hospitals Both Years80 Hospitals Both Years158 Hospitals Both Years116 Hospitals Both Years201 Hospitals Both Years165 Hospitals Both Years162 Hospitals Both Years179 Hospitals Both Years
4,881 Most Recent Respon-
dents
2,869 Most Recent Respon-
dents
365 Most Recent Respon-
dents
3,755 Most Recent Respon-
dents
985 Most Recent Respon-
dents
22,584 Most Recent Respon-
dents
5,948 Most Recent Respon-
dents
2,831 Most Recent Respon-
dents
3,700 Most Recent Respon-
dents
4,608 Previous Respon-
dents
2,492 Previous Respon-
dents
371 Previous Respon-
dents
3,512 Previous Respon-
dents
909 Previous Respon-
dents
20,928 Previous Respon-
dents
5,322 Previous Respon-
dents
2,675 Previous Respon-
dents
3,741 Previous Respon-
dents
AExcellentMost Recent32%24%27%24%24%20%26%28%28%
Previous28%19%28%20%19%17%26%25%24%
Change4%5%-1%4%5%3%0%3%4%
BVery GoodMost Recent51%44%50%44%42%47%50%46%47%
Previous50%45%46%48%44%45%45%48%50%
Change1%-1%4%-4%-2%2%5%-2%-3%
CAcceptableMost Recent15%26%21%24%24%26%21%21%21%
Previous18%27%22%26%27%28%22%22%22%
Change-3%-1%-1%-2%-3%-2%-1%-1%-1%
DPoorMost Recent2%6%2%6%8%6%3%4%3%
Previous3%7%3%5%8%8%6%4%4%
Change-1%-1%-1%1%0%-2%-3%0%-1%
EFailingMost Recent0%0%0%2%1%1%0%1%1%
Previous1%2%1%1%2%2%1%1%1%
Change-1%-2%-1%1%-1%-1%-1%0%0%

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-7.: Trending: 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/tabd-7.html