Table D-5 Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position

2011 User Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositeDatabase YearStaff Position
Admin/ MgmtAttending Physician/ Resident/ PA or NPDietitianPat. Care Asst/Aide/ Care PartnerPharmacistRN/ LVN/ LPNTech (EKG, Lab, Radiol)Therapist (Respir, Phys, Occup, Speech)Unit Asst/ Clerk/ Secretary
# HospitalsBoth Years40517866312172502385326377
# RespondentsMost Recent18,49511,98770911,8963,17883,72223,34510,26814,881
Previous17,23313,39976611,9022,46471,92219,7308,69812,253
1. Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent89%83%81%73%78%80%77%84%78%
Previous87%79%83%71%78%79%76%84%76%
Change2%4%-2%2%0%1%1%0%2%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient SafetyMost Recent86%73%77%74%75%74%74%78%76%
Previous84%70%79%73%75%72%73%78%75%
Change2%3%-2%2%3%3%1%2%2%
3. Management Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent86%70%76%73%68%68%73%74%76%
Previous83%69%78%71%65%65%72%72%74%
Change3%1%-2%-2%3%3%1%2%2%
4. Organizational Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent84%72%73%75%75%73%72%73%72%
Previous82%69%74%71%73%71%70%71%70%
Change2%3%-1%4%2%2%2%2%2%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent76%64%66%64%60%62%71%72%68%
Previous76%64%66%64%60%62%71%72%68%
Change3%1%0%2%4%2%2%3%2%
6. Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent79%60%64%68%65%61%64%67%69%
Previous73%63%66%62%56%60%69%69%66%
Change3%2%-4%3%3%2%1%1%4%
7. Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent71%54%56%67%53%64%64%59%69%
Previous68%54%59%65%48%59%62%57%65%
Change3%0%-3%2%5%2%2%2%4%
8. Communication OpennessMost Recent77%65%62%57%65%61%60%67%61%
Previous74%61%64%57%50%55%54%60%57%
Change3%4%-2%1%2%2%2%2%2%
9. Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent65%53%53%50%55%59%58%62%54%
Previous64%56%64%57%50%55%54%60%57%
Change4%3%-2%1%2%2%2%2%2%
10. StaffingMost Recent65%53%53%50%55%59%58%62%54%
Previous62%51%50%47%53%55%56%58%52%
Change3%2%3%3%2%4%2%4%2%
11. Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent49%44%37%49%28%49%41%42%46%
Previous46%42%39%47%26%46%39%41%44%
Change3%2%-2%2%2%3%2%1%2%
12. Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent63%41%44%36%53%45%41%51%39%
Previous60%39%50%34%51%43%40%51%39%
Change3%%-6%2%2%2%1%0%0%

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Current as of April 2011
Internet Citation: Table D-5 Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position: 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/hosp11tabd5.html