2011 User Comparative Database Report

Table D-3. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Work Area/Unit

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grade Database Year Work Area/Unit
Anesthesi- ology Emer- gency ICU (any type) Lab Medicine Obstet- rics Pediat- rics Phar- macy Psych/ Mental Hlth Radiol- ogy Rehabili- tation Surgery
# Hospitals Both Years 61 348 289 324 374 244 139 254 140 328 264 343
# Respondents Most Recent 1,184 11,928 15,340 10,090 25,902 10,229 8,091 6,082 4,613 11,787 7,575 19,085
Previous 2,565 10,545 13,041 8,994 18,970 8,598 6,976 5,239 3,545 10,797 6,526 16,851
A Excellent Most Recent 36% 20% 27% 30% 20% 27% 28% 26% 24% 35% 40% 32%
Previous 32% 16% 23% 28% 20% 26% 28% 24% 26% 31% 37% 31%
Change 4% 4% 4% 2% 0% 1% 0% 2% -2% 4% 3% 1%
B Very Good Most Recent 43% 44% 46% 47% 47% 45% 51% 46% 43% 46% 44% 43%
Previous 45% 44% 47% 48% 45% 45% 49% 47% 43% 48% 46% 44%
Change -2% 0% -1% -1% 2% 0% 2% -1% 0% -2% -2% -1%
C Acceptable Most Recent 18% 28% 22% 20% 26% 21% 17% 22% 24% 17% 13% 20%
Previous 19% 29% 24% 21% 28% 23% 20% 22% 23% 17% 15% 20%
Change -1% -1% -2% -1% -2% -2% -3% 0% 1% 0% -2% 0%
D Poor Most Recent 3% 7% 4% 3% 6% 5% 3% 5% 8% 2% 2% 4%
Previous 3% 7% 4% 3% 6% 5% 3% 5% 8% 2% 2% 4%
Change 0% -2% -2% -1% -1% 0% 0% 0% 1% -1% 0% 0%
E Failing Most Recent 0% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1%
Previous 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1%
Change -1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% -1% 0% 0% 0%

Note: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table D-3. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Work Area/Unit. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2011/hosp11tabd3.html