Table B-4. Average Percent Distribution of Event Reports in the Past 12 Months by Work Area/Unit

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2010 User Comparative Database

Number of Events Reported by RespondentsWork Area/Unit
Anesthes- iologyEmer- 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
No events60%47%36%47%39%44%42%46%46%55%57%45%
1 to 2 events26%31%38%27%32%36%35%19%28%32%32%33%
3 to 5 events10%14%18%13%19%14%16%15%16%9%8%15%
6 to 10 events2%5%6%7%7%4%5%10%7%2%2%5%
11 to 20 events1%2%2%3%2%1%1%5%2%1%1%2%
21 event reports or more1%1%1%2%1%1%1%5%1%0%0%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-4. Average Percent Distribution of Event Reports in the Past 12 Months 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/tabb4.html