2011 User Comparative Database Report

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

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grade Database Year Staff 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

# Hospitals Both Years 405 178 66 312 172 502 385 326 377
# Respondents Most Recent 18,495 11,987 709 11,896 3,178 83,722 23,345 10,268 14,881
Previous 17,233 13,399 766 11,902 2,464 71,922 19,730 8,698 12,253
A Excellent Most Recent 42% 27% 26% 28% 21% 24% 31% 33% 32%
Previous 35% 26% 25% 28% 19% 22% 30% 32% 29%
Change 7% 1% 1% 0% 2% 2% 1% 1% 3%
B Very Good Most Recent 45% 47% 51% 44% 48% 46% 46% 45% 45%
Previous 48% 45% 51% 43% 48% 45% 46% 45% 45%
Change -3% 2% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
C Acceptable Most Recent 12% 21% 20% 22% 24% 23% 19% 17% 19%
Previous 15% 24% 23% 23% 25% 25% 20% 18% 22%
Change -3% -3% -3% -1% -1% -2% -1% -1% -3%
D Poor Most Recent 1% 4% 3% 5% 6% 5% 3% 3% 3%
Previous 2% 5% 2% 5% 7% 6% 4% 4% 3%
Change -1% -1% 1% 0% -1% -1% -1% -1% 0%
E Failing Most Recent 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Previous 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Change 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 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-7. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Staff Position. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2011/hosp11tabd7.html