Table C-13. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region

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

Patient Safety Culture CompositesDatabase YearGeographic Region
Mid- Atlantic/ New EnglandSouth Atlantic/ Associated AreasEast
North
Central
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
West
South
Central
MountainPacific/ Associated Areas
# HospitalsBoth Years511121675370885257
# RespondentsMost Recent43,44271,39886,93919,66820,07339,07931,24737,690
 Previous33,19763,78277,12820,03318,21236,69825,23532,579
1. Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent78%80%80%82%81%81%79%79%
Previous78%78%79%81%79%80%80%79%
Change0%2%1%1%2%1%-1%0%
2. Supervisor/ Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient SafetyMost Recent72%76%74%79%76%77%74%73%
Previous73%76%73%78%74%77%75%72%
Change-1%0%1%1%2%0%-1%1%
3. Organizational Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent70%75%72%76%74%74%70%71%
Previous71%73%71%76%72%74%71%70%
Change-1%2%1%0%2%0%-1%1%
4. Management Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent69%74%72%76%76%74%70%71%
Previous69%72%70%75%73%74%72%70%
Change0%2%2%1%3%0%-2%1%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent63%65%66%70%70%69%66%64%
Previous62%65%64%69%69%67%67%63%
Change1%0%2%1%1%2%-1%1%
6. Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent62%66%64%69%65%68%64%64%
Previous62%67%62%67%62%67%65%62%
Change0%-1%2%2%3%1%-1%2%
7. Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent63%65%62%69%63%67%64%64%
Previous62%63%60%67%62%66%63%62%
Change1%2%2%2%1%1%1%2%
8. Communication OpennessMost Recent62%61%61%63%62%65%63%61%
Previous62%62%60%63%61%65%63%62%
Change0%-1%1%0%1%0%0%-1%
9. Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent54%60%57%64%61%61%58%57%
Previous53%57%56%63%59%61%59%55%
Change1%3%1%1%2%0%-1%2%
10. StaffingMost Recent53%55%57%61%62%58%56%52%
Previous52%54%56%60%62%56%56%51%
Change1%1%1%1%0%2%0%1%
11. Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent42%46%44%53%48%48%45%42%
Previous41%44%43%51%47%48%45%40%
Change1%2%1%2%1%0%0%2%
12. Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent41%43%43%48%48%47%48%42%
Previous42%42%41%47%48%46%47%41%
Change-1%1%2%1%0%1%1%1%

Note: States and territories are categorized into AHA-defined regions as follows: Mid-Atlantic: NJ, NY, PA; New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT; South Atlantic/Associated Territories: DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV, Puerto Rico (PR), Virgin Islands (VI); East North Central: IL, IN, MI, OH, WI; East South Central: AL, KY, MS, TN; West North Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD; West South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX; Mountain: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY; Pacific/Associated Territories: AK, CA, HI, OR, WA, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Internet Citation: Table C-13. Trending: 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/hosp12tabc13.html