2012 User Comparative Database Report

Table A-9. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region

Patient Safety Culture Composites Geographic Region
Mid-
Atlantic
New
England
South
Atlantic*
East
North
Central
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
West
South
Central
Mountain Pacific*
# Hospitals 30 82 182 279 110 142 139 73 91
# Respondents 23,838 70,275 101,597 142,124 36,841 47,469 56,740 39,543 49,276
1 Teamwork Within Units 79% 76% 80% 80% 80% 81% 81% 79% 80%
2 Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety 72% 71% 77% 74% 78% 75% 77% 73% 74%
3 Org Learning—Continuous Improvement 69% 71% 75% 71% 74% 72% 74% 69% 71%
4 Management Support for Patient Safety 70% 69% 75% 71% 74% 74% 74% 69% 70%
5 Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety 63% 62% 67% 65% 68% 68% 68% 65% 63%
6 Feedback & Communication About Error 61% 62% 67% 63% 67% 63% 67% 63% 63%
7 Frequency of Events Reported 61% 62% 66% 61% 67% 61% 67% 62% 63%
8 Communication Openness 61% 60% 62% 60% 62% 61% 64% 62% 61%
9 Teamwork Across Units 53% 55% 60% 56% 61% 60% 61% 57% 57%
10 Staffing 54% 50% 56% 57% 58% 61% 57% 56% 53%
11 Handoffs & Transitions 41% 43% 46% 43% 50% 47% 49% 43% 42%
12 Nonpunitive Response to Error 44% 39% 44% 42% 45% 47% 45% 46% 42%
Average Across Composites 61% 60% 65% 62% 65% 64% 65% 62% 62%

* Includes associated territories.

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Table A-9. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2012/hosp12taba9.html