Table D-5. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position

2010 User Comparative Database Report

#Staff 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
No. of Hospitals Both Years234923116883313233179209
No. of Most Recent Respondents7,9374,1243616,5761,30442,81411,9114,8007,223
No. of Previous Respondents7,3294,0533125,6451,20039,6729,8714,6686,486

Patient Safety Culture CompositeSurveyStaff 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
1. Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent89%83%83%72%76%79%77%84%77%
Previous86%82%84%69%72%78%75%82%74%
Change3%1%-1%3%4%1%2%2%3%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient SafetyMost Recent86%70%80%73%73%74%74%77%75%
Previous84%70%78%72%70%72%73%74%75%
Change2%0%2%1%3%2%1%3%0%
3. Management Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent86%68%75%70%62%66%71%72%75%
Previous81%66%75%69%59%63%68%66%71%
Change5%2%0%1%3%3%3%6%4%
4. Organizational Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent84%71%71%71%71%72%70%70%71%
Previous80%68%70%69%65%69%67%67%68%
Change4%3%1%2%6%3%3%3%3%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent76%62%65%60%54%60%69%69%66%
Previous70%59%64%58%50%58%66%64%63%
Change6%3%1%2%4%2%3%5%3%
6. Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent78%58%66%65%61%60%63%65%66%
Previous73%56%67%62%55%56%61%62%64%
Change5%2%-1%3%6%4%2%3%2%
7. Communication OpennessMost Recent77%61%62%56%63%60%60%65%60%
Previous72%60%63%56%61%59%59%64%59%
Change5%1%-1%0%2%1%1%1%1%
8. Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent70%52%57%65%46%63%62%56%66%
Previous64%47%57%61%47%60%59%53%63%
Change6%5%0%4%-1%3%3%3%3%
9. Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent66%57%64%56%48%55%54%60%57%
Previous61%55%64%55%44%53%53%58%55%
Change5%2%0%1%4%2%1%2%2%
10. StaffingMost Recent65%53%52%47%52%57%56%59%53%
Previous60%49%56%45%46%54%53%55%49%
Change5%4%-4%2%6%3%3%4%4%
11. Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent45%39%38%47%25%47%38%39%44%
Previous44%40%38%46%23%47%38%38%45%
Change1%-1%0%1%2%0%0%1%-1%
12. Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent64%40%43%34%53%45%41%49%38%
Previous60%36%43%34%49%42%40%46%37%
Change4%4%0%0%4%3%1%3%1%

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Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table D-5. Trending: 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/tabd5.html