Appendix C: Trending Results by Hospital Characteristics

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2010 User Comparative Database

Characteristics of the Trending Hospitals

The tables below display the distribution of trending hospitals by bed size, teaching status, and ownership and control. In addition, the tables show the distributions of all 885 hospitals in the 2010 database and of all American Hospital Association (AHA)-registered U.S. hospitals for comparison purposes.1

As shown in Table C-1, the distribution of trending hospitals by bed size is similar to the distribution of database hospitals and to the distribution of AHA-registered U.S. hospitals.

Table C-1. Distribution of 321 Trending Hospitals by Bed Size

Bed Size 2010 Trending Hospitals 2010 Database Hospitals AHA-Registered U.S. Hospitals
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
6-24 beds 28 9% 73 8% 607 10%
25-49 beds 56 17% 161 18% 1,374 22%
50-99 beds 51 16% 151 17% 1,329 21%
100-199 beds 64 20% 189 21% 1,341 21%
200-299 beds 48 15% 129 15% 704 11%
300-399 beds 24 7% 70 8% 402 6%
400-499 beds 20 6% 47 5% 205 3%
500 or more beds 30 9% 65 7% 318 5%
Total 321 99% 885 99% 6,280 99%

Note: Percentages may not add to exactly 100 percent due to rounding.

Tables C-2 and C-3 show that most of the 321 trending hospitals were nonteaching (69 percent) and non-government owned and controlled (76 percent). Again, these distributions are similar to the 2010 database overall (68 percent nonteaching and 81 percent non-government owned) and to the AHA hospitals (77 percent nonteaching and 74 percent non-government owned).

Table C-2. Distribution of 321 Trending Hospitals by Teaching Status

Teaching Status 2010 Trending Hospitals 2010 Database Hospitals AHA-Registered U.S. Hospitals
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Teaching 99 31% 285 32% 1,442 23%
Nonteaching 222 69% 600 68% 4,838 77%
Total 321 100% 885 100% 6,280 100%

Table C-3. Distribution of 321 Trending Hospitals by Ownership and Control

Ownership and Control 2010 Trending Hospitals 2010 Database Hospitals AHA-Registered U.S. Hospitals
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Government (Federal or non-Federal) 77 24% 172 19% 1,645 26%
Nongovernment (voluntary/nonprofit or proprietary/investor owned) 244 76% 713 81% 4,635 74%
Total 321 100% 885 100% 6,280 100%

Trending Results by (1) Bed Size

Note: The number of hospitals and respondents in each breakout category is shown in each table (e.g., the number of hospitals and respondents by bed size). However, the precise number of hospitals and respondents corresponding to each data cell in a table will vary because hospitals may have omitted a specific survey item and because of individual nonresponse or missing data.

Table C-4. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Bed Size
Table C-5 Trending: Item-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Bed Size
Table C-6. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Patient Safety Grades by Bed Size
Table C-7. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Event Reports in the Past 12 Months by Bed Size

Trending Results by (2) Teaching Status and (3) Ownership and Control

Note: The number of hospitals and respondents in each breakout category is shown in each table (e.g., the number of hospitals and respondents by teaching status and ownership and control). However, the precise number of hospitals and respondents corresponding to each data cell in a table will vary because hospitals may have omitted a specific survey item and because of individual nonresponse or missing data.

Table C-8. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Hospital Teaching Status and Ownership and Control
Table C-9. Trending: Item-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Hospital Teaching Status and Ownership and Control
Table C-10. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Patient Safety Grades by Teaching Status and Ownership and Control
Table C-11. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Event Reports in the Past 12 Months by Teaching Status and Ownership and Control
 


1 Data for AHA-registered hospitals were obtained from the 2004 AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals Database or the 2006 AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals Database, © 2007 Health Forum, LLC, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association. Hospitals not registered with AHA were asked to provide information on their hospital's characteristics, such as bed size and teaching status.


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Internet Citation: Appendix C: Trending Results by Hospital Characteristics: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2010 User Comparative Database. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2010/appc.html