2011 User Comparative Database Report

Table C-5. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Bed Size

Patient Safety Culture Composites Database Year Bed Size
6-24 beds 25-49 beds 50-99 beds 100-199 beds 200-299 beds 300-399 beds 400-499 beds 500+ beds
# Hospitals Both Years 45 84 92 105 79 40 27 40
# Respondents Most Recent 3,779 11,806 24,554 40,773 58,537 28,327 25,638 57,292
Previous 4,201 10,783 23,017 36,285 49,714 24,526 22,602 54,025
1. Teamwork Within Units Most Recent 83% 81% 80% 79% 79% 80% 78% 78%
Previous 83% 80% 78% 78% 78% 79% 77% 77%
Change 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety Most Recent 78% 77% 77% 75% 74% 74% 72% 73%
Previous 76% 76% 75% 74% 73% 73% 72% 71%
Change 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2%
3. Management Support for Patient Safety Most Recent 78% 76% 75% 72% 70% 71% 70% 68%
Previous 75% 75% 72% 70% 70% 69% 67% 66%
Change 3% 1% 3% 2% 0% 2% 3% 2%
4. Organizational Learning—Continuous Improvement Most Recent 74% 75% 74% 73% 72% 74% 72% 71%
Previous 73% 73% 71% 71% 70% 72% 70% 69%
Change 1% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety Most Recent 73% 71% 69% 65% 64% 64% 62% 61%
Previous 70% 67% 65% 63% 63% 62% 60% 59%
Change 3% 4% 4% 2% 1% 2% 2% 2%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error Most Recent 67% 66% 66% 65% 64% 65% 64% 63%
Previous 65% 66% 66% 65% 64% 65% 64% 63%
Change 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 3%
7. Frequency of Events Reported Most Recent 65% 66% 65% 64% 63% 64% 62% 60%
Previous 65% 63% 63% 61% 61% 63% 59% 58%
Change 0% 3% 2% 3% 2% 1% 3% 2%
8. Communication Openness Most Recent 66% 63% 63% 62% 61% 61% 61% 60%
Previous 65% 62% 62% 61% 61% 61% 60% 59%
Change 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1%
9. Teamwork Across Units Most Recent 68% 64% 61% 58% 56% 57% 54% 52%
Previous 67% 62% 59% 55% 54% 55% 52% 50%
Change 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2%
10. Staffing Most Recent 64% 61% 58% 56% 53% 54% 54% 53%
Previous 62% 58% 54% 53% 51% 53% 51% 50%
Change 2% 3% 4% 3% 2% 1% 3% 3%
11. Handoffs & Transitions Most Recent 57% 52% 49% 44% 42% 43% 40% 39%
Previous 56% 50% 47% 42% 40% 40% 37% 37%
Change 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 2%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error Most Recent 51% 48% 47% 43% 42% 42% 41% 39%
Previous 49% 46% 45% 42% 42% 40% 39% 38%
Change 2% 2% 2% 1% 0% 2% 2% 1%

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Internet Citation: Table C-5. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Bed Size. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2011/hosp11tabc5.html