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

2010 User Comparative Database Report

#Work Area/Unit
Anesthes- iologyEmer- gencyICU (any type)LabMedicineObstet- ricsPediat- ricsPharmacyPsych/ Mental HlthRadiologyRehabili- tationSurgery
No. of Hospitals Both Years171881641822261336012571196139203
No. of Most Recent Respondents2805,8717,3905,24811,9864,7212,4782,6001,9596,4173,7789,647
No. of Previous Respondents4345,4687,2294,65810,6154,2082,3132,3691,9645,2093,3699,782


Number of Events Reported by RespondentsSurveyWork Area/Unit
Anesthes- iologyEmer- gencyICU (any type)LabMedicineObstet- ricsPediat- ricsPhar- macyPsych/ Mental HlthRadiologyRehabili- tationSurgery
No eventsMost Recent63%47%39%47%39%46%43%47%44%56%55%45%
Previous54%47%36%45%38%44%38%47%43%56%57%46%
Change9%0%3%2%1%2%5%0%1%0%-2%-1%
1 to 2 eventsMost Recent23%30%37%27%32%34%33%19%30%32%33%32%
Previous31%31%38%28%32%36%37%20%28%30%29%31%
Change-8%-1%-1%-1%0%-2%-4%-1%2%2%4%1%
3 to 5 eventsMost Recent8%15%16%14%18%14%17%14%15%9%8%15%
Previous11%13%17%13%19%16%19%15%17%11%10%15%
Change-3%2%-1%1%-1%-2%-2%-1%-2%-2%-2%0%
6 to 10 eventsMost Recent5%5%6%6%7%4%5%10%7%2%2%6%
Previous2%5%6%7%7%4%4%9%7%3%2%5%
Change3%0%0%-1%0%0%1%1%0%-1%0%1%
11 to 20 eventsMost Recent1%2%1%3%3%1%1%5%3%1%1%2%
Previous2%2%2%4%3%1%1%4%3%1%1%2%
Change-1%0%-1%-1%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%
21 event reports or moreMost Recent0%1%1%3%1%0%1%6%1%0%0%1%
Previous1%1%1%4%1%0%0%5%2%0%0%1%
Change-1%0%0%-1%0%0%1%1%-1%0%0%0%

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Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table D-4. Trending: Average Percent Distribution of Event Reports in the Past 12 Months 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/tabd4.html