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

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

Patient Safety Culture CompositesGeographic Region
Mid-
Atlantic
New
England
South
Atlantic*
East
North
Central
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
West
South
Central
MountainPacific*
# Hospitals30821822791101421397391
# Respondents23,83870,275101,597142,12436,84147,46956,74039,54349,276
1Teamwork Within Units79%76%80%80%80%81%81%79%80%
2Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety72%71%77%74%78%75%77%73%74%
3Org Learning—Continuous Improvement69%71%75%71%74%72%74%69%71%
4Management Support for Patient Safety70%69%75%71%74%74%74%69%70%
5Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety63%62%67%65%68%68%68%65%63%
6Feedback & Communication About Error61%62%67%63%67%63%67%63%63%
7Frequency of Events Reported61%62%66%61%67%61%67%62%63%
8Communication Openness61%60%62%60%62%61%64%62%61%
9Teamwork Across Units53%55%60%56%61%60%61%57%57%
10Staffing54%50%56%57%58%61%57%56%53%
11Handoffs & Transitions41%43%46%43%50%47%49%43%42%
12Nonpunitive Response to Error44%39%44%42%45%47%45%46%42%
Average Across Composites61%60%65%62%65%64%65%62%62%

* Includes associated territories.

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Internet Citation: Table A-9. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region: 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/hosp12taba9.html