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

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

Patient Safety Culture CompositesDatabase
Year
Staff Position
Admin/
Mgmt
Attending/
Physician/
Resident/
PA or
NP
DietitianPat. Care
Asst/
Aide/
Care
Partner
Pharm-
acist
RN/
LVN/
LPN
Tech
(EKG, Lab,
Radiol)
Therapist
(Respir,
Phys,
Occup,
Speech)
Unit
Asst/
Clerk/
Secretary
# HospitalsBoth Years53925982430239637504447504
# RespondentsMost Recent26,02517,83694216,7464,525116,41333,12014,08920,964
Previous23,29117,28797216,2683,727102,90227,40212,50916,846
1.Teamwork Within UnitsMost Recent89%84%83%74%78%81%77%85%78%
Previous88%81%84%72%77%80%76%84%77%
Change1%3%-1%2%1%1%1%1%1%
2.Supervisor/Manager Expectations &
Actions Promoting Patient Safety
Most Recent86%73%79%74%75%74%74%78%77%
Previous86%71%78%73%74%73%74%78%76%
Change0%2%1%1%1%1%0%0%1%
3.Org Learning—Continuous ImprovementMost Recent84%72%73%75%75%73%72%73%72%
Previous83%71%73%73%73%72%71%71%72%
Change1%1%0%2%2%1%1%2%0%
4.Management Support for Patient SafetyMost Recent86%71%78%74%67%67%73%74%77%
Previous84%70%77%72%67%67%72%72%75%
Change2%1%1%2%0%0%1%2%2%
5.Overall Perceptions of Patient SafetyMost Recent76%66%69%64%60%62%72%72%68%
Previous74%65%65%63%58%61%70%70%67%
Change2%1%4%1%2%1%2%2%1%
6.Feedback & Communication About ErrorMost Recent79%60%67%69%64%61%64%67%69%
Previous77%60%66%66%62%60%63%66%67%
Change2%0%1%3%2%1%1%1%2%
7.Frequency of Events ReportedMost Recent71%55%56%68%52%64%64%60%69%
Previous70%55%58%67%50%63%63%57%66%
Change1%0%-2%1%2%1%1%3%3%
8.Communication OpennessMost Recent77%65%65%58%64%61%60%67%60%
Previous76%63%63%57%64%60%59%67%61%
Change1%2%2%1%0%1%1%0%-1%
9.Teamwork Across UnitsMost Recent68%60%62%60%52%57%56%62%59%
Previous65%58%62%57%51%56%54%61%58%
Change3%2%0%3%1%1%2%1%1%
10.StaffingMost Recent64%54%57%50%55%59%59%62%55%
Previous64%54%51%49%54%57%57%60%54%
Change0%0%6%1%1%2%2%2%1%
11.Handoffs & TransitionsMost Recent48%43%38%50%28%48%41%42%46%
Previous47%42%35%47%27%47%39%41%45%
Change1%1%3%3%1%1%2%1%1%
12.Nonpunitive Response to ErrorMost Recent63%41%46%36%52%44%41%51%40%
Previous61%40%49%35%52%44%40%51%40%
Change2%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: 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/hosp12tabd5.html