Table B-3. Average Percent Distribution of Patient Safety Grades by Work Area/Unit

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2010 User Comparative Database

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety GradeWork 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
AExcellent33%17%22%27%17%26%28%23%24%32%37%30%
BVery Good45%45%48%48%47%48%51%48%42%48%47%46%
CAcceptable18%29%24%21%29%20%18%22%24%17%13%20%
DPoor3%8%5%3%7%5%3%5%8%3%3%4%
EFailing0%1%1%0%1%1%0%1%2%0%1%1%

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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table B-3. Average Percent Distribution of Patient Safety Grades by Work Area/Unit: 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/tabb3.html