2012 User Comparative Database Report

Table D-7. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Staff Position

Work Area/Unit Patient Safety Grade 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
A. Excellent Most Recent 43% 30% 28% 30% 22% 25% 32% 34% 34%
Previous 38% 29% 24% 28% 18% 24% 31% 33% 31%
Change 5% 1% 4% 2% 4% 1% 1% 1% 3%
B. Very Good Most Recent 44% 46% 50% 44% 47% 46% 45% 45% 45%
Previous 47% 45% 53% 44% 48% 46% 45% 45% 46%
Change -3% 1% -3% 0% -1% 0% 0% 0% -1%
C. Acceptable Most Recent 12% 19% 18% 21% 25% 23% 19% 17% 18%
Previous 13% 22% 20% 22% 26% 24% 20% 18% 20%
Change -1% -3% -2% -1% -1% -1% -1% -1% -2%
D. Poor Most Recent 1% 4% 3% 4% 5% 5% 3% 3% 3%
Previous 2% 4% 3% 5% 6% 5% 3% 4% 3%
Change -1% 0% 0% -1% -1% 0% 0% -1% 0%
E. Failing Most Recent 0% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Previous 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Change 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% -1% 0%

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

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Table D-7. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Staff Position. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2012/hosp12tabd7.html