Tables 7-5 and 7-6

2010 User Comparative Database Report

Table 7-5. Trending: Average Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety GradeAverage Percentage of Respondents Within Hospitals
Most
Recent
PreviousChangeMaximum
Increase
Maximum
Decrease
Average
Increase
Average
Decrease
A. Excellent27%24%3%25%-276%-6%
B. Very Good47%46%1%74%-426%-6%
C. Acceptable22%24%-2%15%-305%-7%
D. Poor4%5%-1%44%-513%-3%
E. Failing1%1%0%18%-181%-2%

Note: Based on data from 321 hospitals that repeated survey administration and data submission. The overall number of respondents was 127,953 in the most recent database and 114,497 in the previous database. Average percentage totals in the table may not add to 100 percent due to rounding. 

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Table 7-6. Trending: Average Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months

Number of Events Reported by ResondentsAverage Percentage of Respondents Within Hospitals
Most
Recent
PreviousChangeMaximum
Increase
Maximum
Decrease
Average
Increase
Average
Decrease
No Events54%53%1%30%-456%-6%
1 to 2 events27%27%0%28%-255%-5%
3 to 5 events12%12%0%32%-173%-4%
6 to 10 events4%4%0%10%-13%2%-2%
11 to 20 events2%2%0%12%-131%-2%
21 event reports or more1%1%0%5%-61%-1%

Note: Based on data from 321 hospitals that repeated survey administration and data submission. The overall number of respondents was 127,953 in the most recent database and 114,497 in the previous database. Average percentage totals in the table may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

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Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Tables 7-5 and 7-6: 2010 User Comparative Database Report. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2010/tab7-5-6.html