Tables 2-1 to 2-5: Survey Administration Statistics

2009 Comparative Database Report

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Table 2-1. Overall Statistics for the 2009 Database Participating Hospitals

Overall StatisticPrevious Submissions (H=395)
(included in prior database reports)
New Submissions (H=227)
(new data for the 2009 report)
Total
2009
Database
First-Time Submissions
(submitted once)
Resubmissions
(submitted more
than once)
First-Time Submissions
(submitted once)
Resubmissions
(submitted more
than once)
Number of hospitals31481104123622
Number of individual survey respondents94,8259,71732,09659,824196,462

Table 2-2. Summary Statistics for 2009 Database Participating Hospitals

Overall StatisticNumber
Average number of completed surveys per hospital (range: 11 to 3,908)316
Average number of surveys administered per hospital (range: 15 to 11,269)833
Average hospital response rate (range: 4% to 100%)52%

Table 2-3. Survey Administration Statistics

Survey Administration Mode2009 Database
Hospitals
2009 Database
Respondents
NumberPercentNumberPercent
Paper only27644%53,29327%
Web only20633%78,18440%
Both paper and Web14023%64,98533%
Total622100%196,462100%

Table 2-4. Average Hospital Response Rate by Mode

Survey Administration ModeAverage Hospital
Response Rate
Paper only58%
Web only45%
Both Web and paper52%

Table 2-5. Types of Staff or Work Areas/Units Surveyed

Types of Staff or Work
Areas/Units Surveyed
2009 Database
Hospitals
2009 Database
Respondents
NumberPercentNumberPercent
All staff, or a sample of all staff, from all work areas/units46374%152,59478%
Selected staff only7913%16,7419%
Selected work areas/units only264%4,8512%
Selected staff and selected work areas/units549%22,27611%
Total622100%196,462100%
Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Tables 2-1 to 2-5: Survey Administration Statistics: 2009 Comparative Database Report. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2009/tabs21-5.html