Appendix C: Trending Results by Hospital Characteristics

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2012 User Comparative Database Report

Characteristics of the Trending Hospitals

The tables below display the distribution of trending hospitals by bed size, teaching status, and ownership and control. Alongside the distribution of the 650 trending hospitals, the tables show the distributions of all 1,128 hospitals in the 2012 database and of all U.S. hospitals registered with the American Hospital Association (AHA) for comparison purposes.1

As shown in Table C-1, the distribution of trending hospitals by bed size is similar to the distribution of AHA-registered U.S. hospitals, as well as the distribution of database hospitals. 

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Table C-1. Distribution of 650 Trending Hospitals by Bed Size

Bed Size 2012 Trending Hospitals 2012 Database Hospitals AHA-Registered U.S. Hospitals
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
6-24 beds 52 8% 74 7% 657 10%
25-49 beds 87 13% 165 15% 1,418 22%
50-99 beds 107 16% 196 17% 1,347 21%
100-199 beds 148 23% 250 22% 1,326 21%
200-299 beds 112 17% 192 17% 709 11%
300-399 beds 54 8% 94 8% 409 6%
400-499 beds 33 5% 63 6% 218 3%
500 or more beds 57 9% 94 8% 323 5%
Total 650 99% 1,128 100% 6,407 99%

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

Tables C-2 and C-3 show that most of the 650 trending hospitals were nonteaching (65 percent) and non-government owned and controlled (78 percent). 

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Table C-2. Distribution of 650 Trending Hospitals by Teaching Status

Teaching Status 2012 Trending Hospitals 2012 Database Hospitals AHA-Registered U.S. Hospitals
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Teaching 227 35% 386 34% 1,516 24%
Nonteaching 423 65% 742 66% 4,891 76%
Total 650 100% 1,128 100% 6,407 100%

Table C-3. Distribution of 650 Trending Hospitals by Ownership and Control

Ownership and Control 2012 Trending Hospitals 2012 Database Hospitals AHA-Registered U.S. Hospitals
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Government (Federal or non-Federal) 140 22% 229 20% 1,645 26%
Nongovernment (voluntary/nonprofit or proprietary/investor owned) 510 78% 899 80% 4,762 74%
Total 650 100% 1,128 100% 6,407 100%

Table C-4 shows the distribution of trending hospitals by geographic region.

States and territories are categorized into AHA-defined regions as follows:

  • New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT.
  • Mid-Atlantic: NJ, NY, PA.
  • South Atlantic/Associated Territories: DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands.
  • East North Central: IL, IN, MI, OH, WI.
  • East South Central: AL, KY, MS, TN.
  • West North Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD.
  • West South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX.
  • Mountain: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY.
  • Pacific/Associated Territories: AK, CA, HI, OR, WA, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Table C-4. Distribution of 650 Trending Hospitals by Geographic Region

Region 2012 Trending
Hospitals
2012 Database
Hospitals
AHA-Registered U.S.
Hospitals
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Mid-Atlantic/New England 51 8% 112 10% 873 14%
South Atlantic/Associated Territories 112 17% 182 16% 1,016 16%
East North Central 167 26% 279 25% 925 14%
East South Central 53 8% 110 10% 533 8%
West North Central 70 11% 142 13% 803 13%
West South Central 88 14% 139 12% 1,089 17%
Mountain 52 8% 73 6% 509 8%
Pacific/Associated Territories 57 9% 91 8% 659 10%
Total 650 101% 1,128 100% 6,407 100%

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

(1) Bed Size

Note: The number of hospitals and respondents in each breakout category is shown in each table (e.g., the number of hospitals and respondents by bed size). However, the precise number of hospitals and respondents corresponding to each data cell in a table will vary because hospitals may have omitted a specific survey item and because of individual nonresponse/missing data. 

Table C-5. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Bed Size
Table C-6. Trending: Item-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Bed Size
Table C-7. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Bed Size
Table C-8. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Reporting Events in the Past 12 Months by Bed Size

(2) Teaching Status and (3) Ownership and Control

Note: The number of hospitals and respondents in each breakout category is shown in each table (e.g., the number of hospitals and respondents by teaching status and ownership and control). However, the precise number of hospitals and respondents corresponding to each data cell in a table will vary because hospitals may have omitted a specific survey item and because of individual nonresponse/missing data. 

Table C-9. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Teaching Status and Ownership and Control
Table C-10. Trending: Item-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Teaching Status and Ownership and Control
Table C-11. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Teaching Status and Ownership and Control
Table C-12. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Reporting Events in the Past 12 Months by Teaching Status and Ownership and Control

Note: The number of hospitals and respondents in each breakout category is shown in each table (e.g., the number of hospitals and respondents by region). However, the precise number of hospitals and respondents corresponding to each data cell in a table will vary because hospitals may have omitted a specific survey item and because of individual nonresponse/missing data. 

Table C-13. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region
Table C-14. Trending: Item-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region
Table C-15. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Geographic Region
Table C-16. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Reporting Events in the Past 12 Months by Geographic Region


1 Data for AHA-registered hospitals were obtained from the 2006 or 2010 AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals Database, © 2010 Health Forum, LLC, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Hospitals not registered with AHA were asked to provide information on their hospital's characteristics such as bed size and teaching status.

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Current as of December 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix C: Trending Results by Hospital Characteristics: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2012 User Comparative Database Report. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2012/hosp12appc.html