2011 User Comparative Database Report

Tables 7-5 to 7-6

Table 7-5. Trending: Distribution of Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grades

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grade Average Percentage of Respondents Within Hospitals
Most
Recent
Previous Change Maximum
Increase
Maximum
Decrease
Average
Increase
Average
Decrease
A. Excellent 30% 27% 3% 44% -27% 7% -5%
B. Very Good 46% 46% 0% 74% -42% 5% -6%
C. Acceptable 20% 22% -2% 39% -30% 4% -5%
D. Poor 4% 5% -1% 44% -51% 2% -3%
E. Failing 1% 1% 0% 18% -18% 1% -1%

Note: Based on data from 511 trending hospitals that had data for this item. The number of respondents was 250,706 for the most recent results and 225,153 for the previous results. Most recent, previous, and change columns display average percent positive scores across the trending hospitals. Column totals in the table may not add to 100 percent due to rounding. 

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Table 7-6. Trending: Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months

Number of Events Reported by Respondents Average Percentage of Respondents Within Hospitals
Most
Recent
Previous Change Maximum
Increase
Maximum
Decrease
Average
Increase
Average
Decrease
No Events 54% 55% -1% 30% -45% 5% -6%
1 to 2 events 27% 26% 1% 28% -19% 5% -4%
3 to 5 events 12% 12% 0% 32% -33% 3% -3%
6 to 10 events 4% 4% 0% 11% -13% 2% -2%
11 to 20 events 2% 2% 0% 12% -13% 1% -1%
21 events or more 1% 1% 0% 5% -7% 1% -1%

Note: Based on data from 511 trending hospitals that had data for this item. The number of respondents was 250,706 for the most recent results and 225,153 for the previous results. Most recent, previous, and change columns display average percent positive scores across the trending hospitals. Column totals in the table may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Tables 7-5 to 7-6. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2011/hosp11tab7-5-6.html