Tables 7-5 to 7-6

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

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety GradeAverage Percentage of Respondents Within Hospitals
Most
Recent
PreviousChangeMaximum
Increase
Maximum
Decrease
Average
Increase
Average
Decrease
A. Excellent30%27%3%44%-27%7%-5%
B. Very Good46%46%0%74%-42%5%-6%
C. Acceptable20%22%-2%39%-30%4%-5%
D. Poor4%5%-1%44%-51%2%-3%
E. Failing1%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 RespondentsAverage Percentage of Respondents Within Hospitals
Most
Recent
PreviousChangeMaximum
Increase
Maximum
Decrease
Average
Increase
Average
Decrease
No Events54%55%-1%30%-45%5%-6%
1 to 2 events27%26%1%28%-19%5%-4%
3 to 5 events12%12%0%32%-33%3%-3%
6 to 10 events4%4%0%11%-13%2%-2%
11 to 20 events2%2%0%12%-13%1%-1%
21 events or more1%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 April 2011
Internet Citation: Tables 7-5 to 7-6. April 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2011/hosp11tab7-5-6.html