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

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

Patient Safety Culture CompositesWork Area/Unit
Anesthes-iologyEmer- gencyICU (any type)LabMedicineObstet- ricsPediat- ricsPhar- macyPsych/ Mental HlthRadiol- ogyRehabili-
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 Units82%78%84%76%77%81%83%75%78%79%87%77%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety76%70%73%75%73%73%74%75%74%75%81%73%
3. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement74%66%72%72%72%72%74%75%71%71%76%73%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety67%62%64%74%67%69%71%71%69%74%77%70%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety67%55%60%70%58%64%68%64%61%74%77%66%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error66%57%60%63%60%62%63%67%65%64%71%63%
7. Frequency of Events Reported57%57%59%69%62%63%64%58%66%60%65%65%
8. Communication Openness68%58%61%60%57%61%64%65%60%62%71%62%
9. Teamwork Across Units53%48%57%55%57%58%59%54%53%56%62%54%
10. Staffing58%50%58%56%52%61%61%56%55%64%63%56%
11. Handoffs & Transitions39%48%51%37%46%56%51%30%42%43%41%43%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error43%36%40%39%41%41%45%51%45%43%59%43%
Average Across Composites63%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: 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/hosp12tabb1.html