Table B-5. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position

2010 User Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesStaff Position
Admin/MgmtAttending/ Physician/ Resident/ PA or NPDietitianPat. Care Asst/ Aide/ Care PartnerPharmacistRN/ LVN/ LPNTech (EKG, Lab, Radiol)Therapist (Respir, Phys, Occup, Speech)Unit Asst/ Clerk/ Secretary
730 Hospitals359 Hospitals144 Hospitals610 Hospitals334 Hospitals862 Hospitals720 Hospitals655 Hospitals671 Hospitals
23,661 Respon- dents14,519 Respon- dents1,364 Respon- dents17,846 Respon- dents4,777 Respon- dents114,973 Respon- dents34,657 Respon- dents15,934 Respon- dents20,782 Respon- dents
1. Teamwork Within Units89%83%81%73%77%80%77%84%78%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety85%69%76%73%74%74%74%78%76%
3. Management Support for Patient Safety85%70%76%71%64%66%72%73%75%
4. Organizational Learning—Continuous Improvement83%70%70%72%73%72%70%71%71%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety74%64%64%62%56%61%70%71%67%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error77%59%65%64%61%59%63%65%66%
7. Communication Openness76%63%64%56%65%61%61%67%61%
8. Frequency of Events Reported68%54%55%65%49%62%61%56%66%
9. Teamwork Across Units65%58%62%57%49%55%54%61%57%
10. Staffing63%54%51%50%53%58%57%60%53%
11. Handoffs & Transitions45%41%34%48%25%47%38%41%44%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error62%40%44%35%53%44%41%51%39%
Average Across Composites73%60%62%61%58%62%62%65%63%

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Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table B-5. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position: 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/tabb5.html