2012 User Comparative Database Report

Table D-5. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position

Patient Safety Culture Composites Database
Year
Staff Position
Admin/
Mgmt
Attending/
Physician/
Resident/
PA or
NP
Dietitian Pat. Care
Asst/
Aide/
Care
Partner
Pharm-
acist
RN/
LVN/
LPN
Tech
(EKG, Lab,
Radiol)
Therapist
(Respir,
Phys,
Occup,
Speech)
Unit
Asst/
Clerk/
Secretary
# Hospitals Both Years 539 259 82 430 239 637 504 447 504
# Respondents Most Recent 26,025 17,836 942 16,746 4,525 116,413 33,120 14,089 20,964
Previous 23,291 17,287 972 16,268 3,727 102,902 27,402 12,509 16,846
1. Teamwork Within Units Most Recent 89% 84% 83% 74% 78% 81% 77% 85% 78%
Previous 88% 81% 84% 72% 77% 80% 76% 84% 77%
Change 1% 3% -1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations &
Actions Promoting Patient Safety
Most Recent 86% 73% 79% 74% 75% 74% 74% 78% 77%
Previous 86% 71% 78% 73% 74% 73% 74% 78% 76%
Change 0% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1%
3. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement Most Recent 84% 72% 73% 75% 75% 73% 72% 73% 72%
Previous 83% 71% 73% 73% 73% 72% 71% 71% 72%
Change 1% 1% 0% 2% 2% 1% 1% 2% 0%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety Most Recent 86% 71% 78% 74% 67% 67% 73% 74% 77%
Previous 84% 70% 77% 72% 67% 67% 72% 72% 75%
Change 2% 1% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety Most Recent 76% 66% 69% 64% 60% 62% 72% 72% 68%
Previous 74% 65% 65% 63% 58% 61% 70% 70% 67%
Change 2% 1% 4% 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error Most Recent 79% 60% 67% 69% 64% 61% 64% 67% 69%
Previous 77% 60% 66% 66% 62% 60% 63% 66% 67%
Change 2% 0% 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2%
7. Frequency of Events Reported Most Recent 71% 55% 56% 68% 52% 64% 64% 60% 69%
Previous 70% 55% 58% 67% 50% 63% 63% 57% 66%
Change 1% 0% -2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 3% 3%
8. Communication Openness Most Recent 77% 65% 65% 58% 64% 61% 60% 67% 60%
Previous 76% 63% 63% 57% 64% 60% 59% 67% 61%
Change 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% -1%
9. Teamwork Across Units Most Recent 68% 60% 62% 60% 52% 57% 56% 62% 59%
Previous 65% 58% 62% 57% 51% 56% 54% 61% 58%
Change 3% 2% 0% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1%
10. Staffing Most Recent 64% 54% 57% 50% 55% 59% 59% 62% 55%
Previous 64% 54% 51% 49% 54% 57% 57% 60% 54%
Change 0% 0% 6% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1%
11. Handoffs & Transitions Most Recent 48% 43% 38% 50% 28% 48% 41% 42% 46%
Previous 47% 42% 35% 47% 27% 47% 39% 41% 45%
Change 1% 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error Most Recent 63% 41% 46% 36% 52% 44% 41% 51% 40%
Previous 61% 40% 49% 35% 52% 44% 40% 51% 40%
Change 2% 1% -3% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Table D-5. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Staff Position. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2012/hosp12tabd5.html