2012 User Comparative Database Report

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

Patient Safety Culture Composites Staff Position
Admin/Mgmt Attending/ Physician/ Resident/ PA or NP Dietitian Pat. Care Asst/ Aide/ Care Partner Pharmacist RN/ LVN/ LPN Tech (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 Units 89% 83% 81% 73% 77% 80% 76% 85% 78%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety 86% 71% 76% 74% 75% 73% 73% 77% 76%
3. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement 83% 70% 71% 74% 75% 72% 71% 71% 72%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety 85% 70% 75% 73% 67% 67% 73% 73% 76%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety 75% 64% 66% 63% 60% 61% 70% 72% 67%
6.Feedback & Communication About Error 78% 59% 66% 67% 62% 61% 64% 66% 68%
7. Frequency of Events Reported 70% 54% 56% 67% 52% 63% 63% 58% 68%
8. Communication Openness 77% 64% 65% 57% 64% 60% 60% 66% 60%
9. Teamwork Across Units 67% 58% 60% 59% 51% 56% 55% 62% 58%
10. Staffing 64% 54% 55% 50% 54% 58% 58% 61% 54%
11. Handoffs & Transitions 47% 42% 36% 50% 28% 48% 41% 43% 45%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error 63% 40% 44% 35% 52% 43% 41% 50% 39%
Average Across Composites 74% 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. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2012/hosp12tabb5.html