2012 User Comparative Database Report

Table B-1. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit

Patient Safety Culture Composites Work Area/Unit
Anesthes-iology Emer- gency ICU (any type) Lab Medicine Obstet- rics Pediat- rics Phar- macy Psych/ Mental Hlth Radiol- ogy Rehabili-
tation
Surgery
174
Hosp- itals
842
Hosp- itals
723
Hosp- itals
823
Hosp- itals
884
Hosp- itals
635
Hosp- itals
332
Hosp- itals
706
Hosp- itals
402
Hosp- itals
868
Hosp- itals
727
Hosp- itals
888
Hosp- itals
3,086
Respon-
dents
29,862
Respon-
dents
36,120
Respon-
dents
25,391
Respon-
dents
62,449
Respon-
dents
23,709
Respon-
dents
16,602
Respon-
dents
15,154
Respon-
dents
15,393
Respon-
dents
29,929
Respon-
dents
17,863
Respon-
dents
51,857
Respon-
dents
1. Teamwork Within Units 82% 78% 84% 76% 77% 81% 83% 75% 78% 79% 87% 77%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety 76% 70% 73% 75% 73% 73% 74% 75% 74% 75% 81% 73%
3. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement 74% 66% 72% 72% 72% 72% 74% 75% 71% 71% 76% 73%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety 67% 62% 64% 74% 67% 69% 71% 71% 69% 74% 77% 70%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety 67% 55% 60% 70% 58% 64% 68% 64% 61% 74% 77% 66%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error 66% 57% 60% 63% 60% 62% 63% 67% 65% 64% 71% 63%
7. Frequency of Events Reported 57% 57% 59% 69% 62% 63% 64% 58% 66% 60% 65% 65%
8. Communication Openness 68% 58% 61% 60% 57% 61% 64% 65% 60% 62% 71% 62%
9. Teamwork Across Units 53% 48% 57% 55% 57% 58% 59% 54% 53% 56% 62% 54%
10. Staffing 58% 50% 58% 56% 52% 61% 61% 56% 55% 64% 63% 56%
11. Handoffs & Transitions 39% 48% 51% 37% 46% 56% 51% 30% 42% 43% 41% 43%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error 43% 36% 40% 39% 41% 41% 45% 51% 45% 43% 59% 43%
Average Across Composites 63% 57% 62% 62% 60% 63% 65% 62% 62% 64% 69% 62%

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Table B-1. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2012/hosp12tabb1.html