Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2014 User Comparative Database Report

Table 1. Example of Computing Item and Composite Percent Positive Scores

Items Measuring Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety For Positively Worded Items, Number of "Strongly Agree" or "Agree" Responses For Negatively Worded Items, Number of "Strongly Disagree" or "Disagree" Responses Total Number of Responses to the Item Percent Positive Response on Item
Item A15: positively worded
"Patient safety is never sacrificed to get more work done" 120 NA* 260 120/260 = 46%
Item A18: positively worded
"Our procedures and systems are good at preventing errors from happening" 130 NA* 250 130/250 = 52%
Item A10: negatively worded
"It is just by chance that more serious mistakes don't happen around here" NA* 110 240 110/240 = 46%
Item A17: negatively worded
"We have patient safety problems in this unit" NA* 140 250 140/250 = 56%
Composite Score % Positive = (46% + 52% + 46% + 56%) / 4 = 50%

* NA = Not applicable

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Current as of March 2014
Internet Citation: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2014 User Comparative Database Report: Table 1. Example of Computing Item and Composite Percent Positive Scores. March 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2014/hosp14notestable1.html