Table C-13. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region

2011 User Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesDatabase YearGeographic Region
Mid- Atlantic/ New EnglandSouth Atlantic/ Associated AreasEast
North
Central
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
West
South
Central
MountainPacific/ Associated Areas
# HospitalsBoth Years37921284058674743
# RespondentsMost Recent22,43653,23766,13614,87911,11930,77626,63225,491
Previous19,59446,40658,63514,7759,17530,19923,49522,874
1. Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent78%79%80%83%81%80%78%79%
Previous77%77%78%81%80%81%79%79%
Change1%2%2%2%1%-1%-1%0%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient SafetyMost Recent73%77%74%80%77%77%73%73%
Previous73%75%72%80%73%77%74%72%
Change0%2%2%0%4%0%-1%1%
3. Management Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent68%74%71%79%77%75%70%71%
Previous68%70%68%78%72%74%71%69%
Change0%4%3%1%5%1%-1%2%
4.  Organizational Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent71%75%72%78%74%74%69%72%
Previous70%71%69%76%72%73%70%70%
Change1%4%3%2%2%1%-1%2%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent62%65%66%72%71%68%66%64%
Previous62%62%62%69%67%67%66%62%
Change0%3%4%3%4%1%0%2%
6. Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent63%66%64%69%64%68%65%64%
Previous63%63%61%69%60%66%64%62%
Change0%3%3%0%4%2%1%2%
7. Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent63%64%61%69%64%67%64%64%
Previous63%61%59%68%61%65%63%61%
Change0%3%2%1%3%2%1%3%
8.Communication OpennessMost Recent62%62%61%65%61%65%63%62%
Previous63%60%60%65%60%64%63%62%
Change-1%2%1%0%1%1%0%0%
9. Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent54%59%57%68%64%60%58%57%
Previous53%55%54%65%61%61%59%56%
Change1%4%3%3%3%-1%-1%1%
10. StaffingMost Recent52%55%57%62%64%58%55%51%
Previous50%52%53%59%62%55%56%50%
Change2%3%4%3%2%3%-1%1%
11. Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent42%47%43%56%51%48%44%43%
Previous41%43%40%53%50%48%45%42%
Change1%4%3%3%1%0%-1%1%
12. Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent41%43%42%50%50%46%48%43%
Previous42%41%40%49%47%45%47%42%
Change-1%2%2%1%3%1%1%1%

Note: States and territories are categorized into AHA-defined regions as follows: Mid-Atlantic: NJ, NY, PA; New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT; South Atlantic/Associated Territories: DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV, Puerto Rico (PR), Virgin Islands (VI); East North Central: IL, IN, MI, OH, WI; East South Central: AL, KY, MS, TN; West North Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD; West South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX; Mountain: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY; Pacific/Associated Territories: AK, CA, HI, OR, WA, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Page last reviewed April 2011
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