Table D-1. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit

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

Patient Safety Culture CompositesDatabase
Year
Work Area/Unit
Anes-
thesi-
ology
Emer-
gency
ICU
(any
type)
LabMed-
icine
Obstet-
rics
Pedia-
trics
Phar-
macy
Psych/
Mentl
Hlth
Radi-
ology
Reha-
bili-
tation
Surg-
ery
# HospitalsBoth Years75446392415476315176345180434353455
# RespondentsMost Recent1,64617,62922,37014,20138,02113,42710,5018,2046,81716,2559,75028,433
Previous2,72114,48619,55012,17728,62911,7089,6237,2635,53614,7359,19224,749
1.Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent80%78%84%76%78%81%83%76%79%79%87%78%
Previous80%77%84%76%76%80%82%75%79%78%85%77%
Change0%1%0%0%2%1%1%1%0%1%2%1%
2.Supervisor/Manager Expectations &
Actions Promoting Patient Safety
Most Recent76%70%73%75%74%72%75%76%76%76%82%73%
Previous76%69%73%75%73%72%75%75%76%75%81%73%
Change0%1%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%1%1%0%
3.Org Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent74%68%73%72%73%72%75%76%73%73%78%74%
Previous73%66%73%72%73%73%74%75%72%71%74%74%
Change1%2%0%0%0%-1%1%1%1%2%4%0%
4.Management Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent68%64%65%74%69%70%72%71%71%75%79%70%
Previous68%62%65%75%68%69%72%70%69%74%77%69%
Change0%2%0%-1%1%1%0%1%2%1%2%1%
5.Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent66%57%61%70%60%64%69%64%62%75%78%66%
Previous65%55%60%70%59%63%69%64%62%73%75%66%
Change1%2%1%0%1%1%0%0%0%2%3%0%
6.Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent66%58%61%64%62%63%64%68%67%65%73%65%
Previous65%57%60%63%61%62%62%65%67%65%70%64%
Change1%1%1%1%1%1%2%3%0%0%3%1%
7.Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent5658%60%70%64%63%65%60%67%61%67%66%
Previous57%57%60%69%62%64%66%57%64%59%63%64%
Change-1%1%0%1%2%-1%-1%3%3%2%4%2%
8.Communication OpennessMost Recent66%58%61%60%58%61%65%65%62%62%72%61%
Previous66%58%62%60%58%61%62%64%63%63%69%61%
Change0%0%-1%0%0%0%3%1%-1%-1%3%0%
9.Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent52%49%58%55%58%58%59%54%56%57%63%55%
Previous53%74%56%55%57%56%58%54%55%56%60%54%
Change-1%2%2%0%1%2%1%0%1%1%3%1%
10.StaffingMost Recent56%50%58%56%53%62%61%54%56%64%64%56%
Previous54%48%58%55%52%58%60%54%58%63%62%55%
Change2%2%0%1%1%4%1%0%-2%1%2%1%
11.Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent39%49%52%37%46%57%52%31%43%45%42%43%
Previous40%48%51%37%45%52%50%31%43%42%40%41%
Change-1%1%1%0%1%5%2%0%0%3%2%2%
12.Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent44%38%40%39%41%41%47%50%47%43%61%43%
Previous44%35%39%39%41%42%43%51%47%43%57%43%
Change0%3%1%0%0%-1%4%-1%0%0%4%0%

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Internet Citation: Table D-1. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit: 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/hosp12tabd1.html