2011 User Comparative Database Report

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

Patient Safety Culture Composites Database Year Geographic Region
Mid- Atlantic/ New England South Atlantic/ Associated Areas East
North
Central
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
West
South
Central
Mountain Pacific/ Associated Areas
# Hospitals Both Years 37 92 128 40 58 67 47 43
# Respondents Most Recent 22,436 53,237 66,136 14,879 11,119 30,776 26,632 25,491
Previous 19,594 46,406 58,635 14,775 9,175 30,199 23,495 22,874
1. Teamwork Within Units Most Recent 78% 79% 80% 83% 81% 80% 78% 79%
Previous 77% 77% 78% 81% 80% 81% 79% 79%
Change 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% -1% -1% 0%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety Most Recent 73% 77% 74% 80% 77% 77% 73% 73%
Previous 73% 75% 72% 80% 73% 77% 74% 72%
Change 0% 2% 2% 0% 4% 0% -1% 1%
3. Management Support for Patient Safety Most Recent 68% 74% 71% 79% 77% 75% 70% 71%
Previous 68% 70% 68% 78% 72% 74% 71% 69%
Change 0% 4% 3% 1% 5% 1% -1% 2%
4.  Organizational Learning—Continuous Improvement Most Recent 71% 75% 72% 78% 74% 74% 69% 72%
Previous 70% 71% 69% 76% 72% 73% 70% 70%
Change 1% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1% -1% 2%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety Most Recent 62% 65% 66% 72% 71% 68% 66% 64%
Previous 62% 62% 62% 69% 67% 67% 66% 62%
Change 0% 3% 4% 3% 4% 1% 0% 2%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error Most Recent 63% 66% 64% 69% 64% 68% 65% 64%
Previous 63% 63% 61% 69% 60% 66% 64% 62%
Change 0% 3% 3% 0% 4% 2% 1% 2%
7. Frequency of Events Reported Most Recent 63% 64% 61% 69% 64% 67% 64% 64%
Previous 63% 61% 59% 68% 61% 65% 63% 61%
Change 0% 3% 2% 1% 3% 2% 1% 3%
8.Communication Openness Most Recent 62% 62% 61% 65% 61% 65% 63% 62%
Previous 63% 60% 60% 65% 60% 64% 63% 62%
Change -1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0%
9. Teamwork Across Units Most Recent 54% 59% 57% 68% 64% 60% 58% 57%
Previous 53% 55% 54% 65% 61% 61% 59% 56%
Change 1% 4% 3% 3% 3% -1% -1% 1%
10. Staffing Most Recent 52% 55% 57% 62% 64% 58% 55% 51%
Previous 50% 52% 53% 59% 62% 55% 56% 50%
Change 2% 3% 4% 3% 2% 3% -1% 1%
11. Handoffs & Transitions Most Recent 42% 47% 43% 56% 51% 48% 44% 43%
Previous 41% 43% 40% 53% 50% 48% 45% 42%
Change 1% 4% 3% 3% 1% 0% -1% 1%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error Most Recent 41% 43% 42% 50% 50% 46% 48% 43%
Previous 42% 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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Internet Citation: Table C-13. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2011/hosp11tabc13.html