Table D-4. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Reporting Events in the Past 12 Months by Work Area/Unit

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

Number of Events Reported by
Respondents
Database
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
No eventsMost Recent54%49%36%46%43%45%47%45%51%56%61%47%
Previous57%48%37%49%41%42%46%47%47%56%58%47%
Change-3%1%-1%-3%2%3%1%-2%4%0%3%0%
1 to 2 eventsMost Recent31%30%39%26%32%36%33%20%26%31%30%32%
Previous28%31%37%26%32%36%32%20%29%31%31%31%
Change3%-1%2%0%0%0%1%0%-3%0%-1%1%
3 to 5 eventsMost Recent11%13%17%14%18%14%14%16%15%9%7%14%
Previous11%13%17%13%18%15%16%15%16%10%8%15%
Change0%0%0%1%0%-1%-2%1%-1%-1%-1%-1%
6 to 10 eventsMost Recent3%5%5%7%5%4%4%9%6%3%2%5%
Previous2%5%6%6%6%5%4%8%6%3%2%5%
Change1%0%-1%1%-1%-1%0%1%0%0%0%0%
11 to 20 eventsMost Recent1%2%2%4%2%1%1%5%2%1%0%2%
Previous1%2%2%3%2%2%1%5%2%1%1%2%
Change0%0%0%1%0%-1%0%0%0%0%-1%0%
21 events or moreMost Recent0%1%1%3%1%0%0%5%1%0%0%1%
Previous0%1%1%3%1%1%1%4%0%1%0%1%
Change0%0%0%0%0%-1%-1%1%1%-1%0%0%

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

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Table D-4. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Reporting Events in the Past 12 Months 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/hosp12tabd4.html