Table B-5. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position

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

Patient Safety Culture CompositesStaff Position
Admin/MgmtAttending/ Physician/ Resident/ PA or NPDietitianPat. Care Asst/ Aide/ Care PartnerPharmacistRN/ LVN/ LPNTech (EKG, Lab, Radiol)Therapist (Respir, Phys, Occup, Speech)Unit Asst/ Clerk/ Secretary
975
Hospitals
543
Hospitals
227
Hospitals
842
Hospitals
541
Hospitals
1,109
Hospitals
971
Hospitals
897
Hospitals
928
Hospitals
41,700
Respon-
dents
29,162
Respon-
dents
2,334
Respon-
dents
29,213
Respon-
dents
9,454
Respon-
dents
191,381
Respon-
dents
58,335
Respon-
dents
24,776
Respon-
dents
34,414
Respon-
dents
1. Teamwork Within Units89%83%81%73%77%80%76%85%78%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety86%71%76%74%75%73%73%77%76%
3. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement83%70%71%74%75%72%71%71%72%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety85%70%75%73%67%67%73%73%76%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety75%64%66%63%60%61%70%72%67%
6.Feedback & Communication About Error78%59%66%67%62%61%64%66%68%
7. Frequency of Events Reported70%54%56%67%52%63%63%58%68%
8. Communication Openness77%64%65%57%64%60%60%66%60%
9. Teamwork Across Units67%58%60%59%51%56%55%62%58%
10. Staffing64%54%55%50%54%58%58%61%54%
11. Handoffs & Transitions47%42%36%50%28%48%41%43%45%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error63%40%44%35%52%43%41%50%39%
Average Across Composites74%61%63%62%60%62%62%65%63%

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Table B-5. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position: 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/hosp12tabb5.html