2011 User Comparative Database Report

Table B-5. Item-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position

Patient Safety Culture Composites Staff Position
Admin/ Mgmt Attending/ Physician/ Resident/ PA or NP Dietitian Pat. Care Asst/ Aide/ Care Partner Pharmacist RN/ LVN/ LPN Tech (EKG, Lab, Radiol) Therapist (Respir, Phys, Occup, Speech) Unit Asst/ Clerk/ Secretary
882 Hospitals 472 Hospitals 186 Hospitals 736 Hospitals 471 Hospitals 1,013 Hospitals 861 Hospitals 790 Hospitals 831 Hospitals
36,031 Respon- dents 24,384 Respon- dents 1,877 Respon- dents 23,551 Respon- dents 7,732 Respon- dents 158,462 Respon- dents 47,037 Respon- dents 21,230 Respon- dents 29,028 Respon- dents
1. Teamwork Within Units 89% 82% 81% 73% 76% 80% 76% 84% 78%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety 86% 71% 76% 73% 74% 74% 73% 78% 76%
3. Management Support for Patient Safety 85% 70% 76% 72% 67% 67% 72% 73% 75%
4. Organizational Learning—Continuous Improvement 83% 71% 72% 73% 74% 73% 70% 71% 72%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety 75% 64% 65% 63% 59% 62% 70% 72% 68%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error 78% 60% 66% 65% 62% 60% 63% 66% 68%
7. Frequency of Events Reported 70% 54% 57% 66% 52% 63% 63% 57% 67%
8. Communication Openness 77% 64% 65% 56% 64% 61% 60% 67% 61%
9. Teamwork Across Units 66% 59% 61% 58% 51% 56% 55% 62% 58%
10. Staffing 64% 54% 54% 50% 54% 59% 57% 61% 54%
11. Handoffs & Transitions 47% 42% 36% 48% 28% 48% 39% 42% 45%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error 62% 40% 44% 35% 53% 44% 40% 51% 39%
Average Across Composites 74% 61% 63% 61% 60% 62% 62% 65% 63%

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table B-5. Item-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2011/hosp11tabb5.html