2012 User Comparative Database Report

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

Patient Safety Culture Composites Database Year Geographic Region
Mid- Atlantic/ New England South Atlantic/ Associated Areas East
North
Central
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
West
South
Central
Mountain Pacific/ Associated Areas
# Hospitals Both Years 51 112 167 53 70 88 52 57
# Respondents Most Recent 43,442 71,398 86,939 19,668 20,073 39,079 31,247 37,690
  Previous 33,197 63,782 77,128 20,033 18,212 36,698 25,235 32,579
1. Teamwork Within Units Most Recent 78% 80% 80% 82% 81% 81% 79% 79%
Previous 78% 78% 79% 81% 79% 80% 80% 79%
Change 0% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% -1% 0%
2. Supervisor/ Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety Most Recent 72% 76% 74% 79% 76% 77% 74% 73%
Previous 73% 76% 73% 78% 74% 77% 75% 72%
Change -1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 0% -1% 1%
3. Organizational Learning—Continuous Improvement Most Recent 70% 75% 72% 76% 74% 74% 70% 71%
Previous 71% 73% 71% 76% 72% 74% 71% 70%
Change -1% 2% 1% 0% 2% 0% -1% 1%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety Most Recent 69% 74% 72% 76% 76% 74% 70% 71%
Previous 69% 72% 70% 75% 73% 74% 72% 70%
Change 0% 2% 2% 1% 3% 0% -2% 1%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety Most Recent 63% 65% 66% 70% 70% 69% 66% 64%
Previous 62% 65% 64% 69% 69% 67% 67% 63%
Change 1% 0% 2% 1% 1% 2% -1% 1%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error Most Recent 62% 66% 64% 69% 65% 68% 64% 64%
Previous 62% 67% 62% 67% 62% 67% 65% 62%
Change 0% -1% 2% 2% 3% 1% -1% 2%
7. Frequency of Events Reported Most Recent 63% 65% 62% 69% 63% 67% 64% 64%
Previous 62% 63% 60% 67% 62% 66% 63% 62%
Change 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2%
8. Communication Openness Most Recent 62% 61% 61% 63% 62% 65% 63% 61%
Previous 62% 62% 60% 63% 61% 65% 63% 62%
Change 0% -1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% -1%
9. Teamwork Across Units Most Recent 54% 60% 57% 64% 61% 61% 58% 57%
Previous 53% 57% 56% 63% 59% 61% 59% 55%
Change 1% 3% 1% 1% 2% 0% -1% 2%
10. Staffing Most Recent 53% 55% 57% 61% 62% 58% 56% 52%
Previous 52% 54% 56% 60% 62% 56% 56% 51%
Change 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 1%
11. Handoffs & Transitions Most Recent 42% 46% 44% 53% 48% 48% 45% 42%
Previous 41% 44% 43% 51% 47% 48% 45% 40%
Change 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 2%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error Most Recent 41% 43% 43% 48% 48% 47% 48% 42%
Previous 42% 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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