Table D-7. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Staff Position

2011 User Comparative Database Report

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety GradeDatabase YearStaff Position

Admin/
Mgmt

Attending
Physician/
Resident/
PA or
NP

Dietitian

Pat. Care
Asst/
Aide/
Care
Partner

Pharm-
acist

RN/
LVN/
LPN

Tech
(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
AExcellentMost Recent42%27%26%28%21%24%31%33%32%
Previous35%26%25%28%19%22%30%32%29%
Change7%1%1%0%2%2%1%1%3%
BVery GoodMost Recent45%47%51%44%48%46%46%45%45%
Previous48%45%51%43%48%45%46%45%45%
Change-3%2%0%1%0%1%0%0%0%
CAcceptableMost Recent12%21%20%22%24%23%19%17%19%
Previous15%24%23%23%25%25%20%18%22%
Change-3%-3%-3%-1%-1%-2%-1%-1%-3%
DPoorMost Recent1%4%3%5%6%5%3%3%3%
Previous2%5%2%5%7%6%4%4%3%
Change-1%-1%1%0%-1%-1%-1%-1%0%
EFailingMost Recent0%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%
Previous0%1%0%1%1%1%1%1%1%
Change0%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%0%

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

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Current as of April 2011
Internet Citation: Table D-7. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade 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/hosp11tabd7.html