2012 User Comparative Database Report

Tables 2-1a-2-b. Overall Statistics for the 2012 Database Participating Hospitals

Overall Statistic Retained From the 2011 Database  Submitted for the 2012 Database Total 2012 Database
Number of hospitals 508 620 1,128
Number of individual survey respondents 263,543 304,160 567,703

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Table 2-1b. Statistics for Nontrending and Trending Hospitals in 2012 Database

Overall Statistic Nontrending
(Submitted Once) 
Trending
(Submitted More Than Once) 
Total 2012 Database
Number of hospitals 478 650 1,128
Number of individual survey respondents 218,167 349,536 567,703

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Table 2-2. Summary Statistics for 2012 Database Participating Hospitals

Summary Statistic Average Minimum Maximum
Number of completed surveys per hospital 503 12 8,725
Number of surveys administered per hospital 1,182 15 13,000
Hospital response rate 53% 4% 100%

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Table 2-3. Survey Administration Statistics

Survey Administration Mode 2012 Database

Hospitals
2012 Database
Respondents
Number Percent Number Percent
Paper only 239 21% 55,194 10%
Web only 746 66% 424,366 75%
Both paper and Web 143 13% 88,143 16%
Total 1,128 100% 567,703 101%

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

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Table 2-4. Average Hospital Response Rate by Mode

Survey Administration Mode Average Hospital Response Rate
Paper only 61%
Web only 51%
Both Web and paper 49%

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Table 2-5. Types of Staff or Work Areas/Units Surveyed

Types of Staff or Work Areas/Units Surveyed 2012 Database

Hospitals
2012 Database
Respondents
Number Percent Number Percent
All staff, or a sample of all staff, from all work areas/units 1,014 90% 533,915 94%
Selected staff only 63 6% 18,918 3%
Selected work areas/units only 31 3% 7,137 1%
Selected staff and selected work areas/units 20 2% 7,733 1%
Total 1,128 101% 567,703 99%

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

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Tables 2-1a-2-b. Overall Statistics for the 2012 Database Participating Hospitals. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2012/hosp12tab2-1.html