Table C-8. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Teaching Status and Ownership and Control

2010 User Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesDatabase YearTeachingNonteachingGovernmentNongovernment
99 Hospitals Both Years222 Hospitals Both Years77 Hospitals Both Years244 Hospitals Both Years
69,931 Most Recent Respondents58,022 Most Recent Respondents13,690 Most Recent Respondents114,263 Most Recent Respondents
63,148 Previous Respondents51,349 Previous Respondents12,221 Previous Respondents102,276 Previous Respondents
1. Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent78%80%79%80%
Previous75%79%79%77%
Change3%1%0%3%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient SafetyMost Recent74%76%76%75%
Previous72%75%75%74%
Change2%1%1%1%
3. Management Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent69%73%75%71%
Previous65%71%72%68%
Change4%2%3%3%
4.  Organizational Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent71%73%73%72%
Previous67%71%72%69%
Change4%2%1%3%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent62%67%68%64%
Previous58%65%66%61%
Change4%2%2%3%
6. Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent63%64%64%64%
Previous59%62%63%61%
Change4%2%1%3%
7. Communication OpennessMost Recent61%62%62%62%
Previous59%61%62%60%
Change2%1%0%2%
8. Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent61%64%63%63%
Previous58%61%62%59%
Change3%3%1%4%
9. Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent54%60%62%57%
Previous51%58%60%55%
Change3%2%2%2%
10. StaffingMost Recent53%58%60%55%
Previous49%55%58%51%
Change4%3%2%4%
11. Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent40%47%50%43%
Previous40%46%49%42%
Change0%1%1%1%
12. Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent41%46%47%44%
Previous40%44%45%42%
Change1%2%2%2%

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Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table C-8. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Teaching Status and Ownership and Control: 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/tabc8.html