2012 User Comparative Database Report

Table C-15. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Geographic Region

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grade 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
A. Excellent Most Recent 27% 33% 29% 35% 28% 33% 29% 31%
Previous 25% 30% 27% 33% 26% 32% 30% 29%
Change 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% -1% 2%
B. Very Good Most Recent 44% 43% 46% 44% 50% 44% 44% 45%
Previous 46% 44% 46% 45% 49% 45% 45% 46%
Change -2% -1% 0% -1% 1% -1% -1% -1%
C. Acceptable Most Recent 23% 20% 20% 17% 18% 19% 21% 20%
Previous 23% 21% 22% 18% 21% 19% 20% 20%
Change 0% -1% -2% -1% -3% 0% 1% 0%
D. Poor Most Recent 5% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 5% 4%
Previous 5% 4% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 4%
Change 0% 0% 0% 0% -1% 0% 1% 0%
E. Failing Most Recent 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1%
Previous 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Change 0% 0% 0% 0% -1% 0% 0% 0%

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.

Note: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Table C-15. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Geographic Region. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2012/hosp12tabc15.html