Table D-4. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Reporting Events in the Past 12 Months by Work Area/Unit

2011 User Comparative Database Report

Number of Events Reported by Respon- dentsDatabase YearWork Area/Unit
Anesthes- iologyEmer- gencyICU (any type)LabMedicineObstet- ricsPediat- ricsPhar- macyPsych/ Mental HlthRadiol- ogyRehabili- tationSurgery
# HospitalsBoth Years61348289324374244139254140328264343
# RespondentsMost Recent1,18411,92815,34010,09025,90210,2298,0916,0824,61311,7877,57519,085
Previous2,56510,54513,0418,99418,9708,5986,9765,2393,54510,7976,52616,851
No eventsMost Recent55%48%39%46%43%45%47%45%51%57%58%46%
Previous57%48%38%51%42%43%47%50%46%58%60%48%
Change-2%0%1%-5%1%2%0%-5%5%-1%-2%-2%
1 to 2 eventsMost Recent32%31%37%28%32%36%32%20%26%31%32%32%
Previous29%30%37%25%31%33%30%20%29%29%29%30%
Change3%1%0%3%1%3%2%0%-3%2%3%2%
3 to 5 eventsMost Recent10%13%16%14%17%14%15%17%14%8%7%14%
Previous10%14%16%12%17%14%16%13%16%9%8%15%
Change0%-1%0%2%0%0%-1%4%-2%-1%-1%-1%
6 to 10 eventsMost Recent2%5%5%6%6%4%4%9%6%3%2%5%
Previous2%5%6%6%6%6%4%9%6%3%2%5%
Change0%0%-1%0%0%-2%0%0%0%0%0%0%
11 to 20 eventsMost Recent0%2%2%3%2%1%1%5%2%1%1%2%
Previous1%2%2%3%2%2%1%4%2%1%0%2%
Change-1%0%0%0%0%-1%0%1%0%0%1%0%
21 event reports or moreMost Recent0%1%1%3%1%0%0%5%1%0%0%1%
Previous1%1%1%2%1%2%1%4%1%0%0%1%
Change-1%0%0%1%0%-2%-1%1%0%0%0%0%

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

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Page last reviewed April 2011
Internet Citation: Table D-4. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Reporting Events in the Past 12 Months by Work Area/Unit: 2011 User Comparative Database Report. April 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2011/hosp11tabd4.html