Table B-1. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit

2010 User Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesWork Area/Unit
Anesthesi- ologyEmer- gencyICU (any type)LabMedicineObstet- ricsPedia- tricsPhar- macyPsych/ Mental HlthRadiol- ogyRehabili- tationSurgery
91 Hospitals613 Hospitals529 Hospitals616 Hospitals648 Hospitals428 Hospitals241 Hospitals474 Hospitals255 Hospitals641 Hospitals537 Hospitals653 Hospitals
1,586 Respon- dents16,680 Respon- dents22,248 Respon- dents15,567 Respon- dents30,179 Respon- dents12,944 Respon- dents10,534 Respon- dents8,708 Respon- dents7,332 Respon- dents18,132 Respon- dents11,900 Respon- dents28,117 Respon- dents
1. Teamwork Within Units82%78%84%76%76%81%84%75%77%79%86%77%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety73%70%72%74%73%73%76%75%75%75%81%73%
3. Management Support for Patient Safety66%61%62%73%66%69%71%69%68%73%76%69%
4. Organizational Learning—Continuous Improvement73%65%

70%

71%71%72%74%76%71%70%74%74%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety66%54%59%69%56%64%68%63%60%73%76%66%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error62%56%57%63%58%62%64%66%65%64%70%63%
7. Communication Openness66%59%61%60%57%62%65%66%61%63%71%62%
8. Frequency of Events Reported52%57%57%67%61%62%65%58%64%57%63%64%
9. Teamwork Across Units50%47%54%54%56%56%58%52%52%55%60%53%
10. Staffing54%48%56%54%51%60%62%55%58%64%63%56%
11. Handoffs & Transitions34%47%48%35%45%55%50%28%41%41%39%40%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error42%36%39%39%40%41%44%52%48%44%58%43%
Average Across Composites60%57%60%61%59%63%65%61%62%63%68%62%

Return to Appendix B

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table B-1. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit: 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/tabb1.html