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

Table 6-1. Interpretation of Percentile Scores

Percentile Score Interpretation
10th percentile
Represents the lowest scoring hospitals
10% of the hospitals scored the same or lower.
90% of the hospitals scored higher.
25th percentile
Represents lower scoring hospitals
25% of the hospitals scored the same or lower.
75% of the hospitals scored higher.
50th percentile (or median)
Represents the middle of the distribution of hospitals
50% of the hospitals scored the same or lower.
50% of the hospitals scored higher.
75th percentile
Represents higher scoring hospitals
75% of the hospitals scored the same or lower.
25% of the hospitals scored higher.
90th percentile
Represents the highest scoring hospitals
90% of the hospitals scored the same or lower.
10% of the hospitals scored higher.

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Internet Citation: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2014 User Comparative Database Report: Table 6-1. Interpretation of Percentile Scores. March 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2014/hosp14table6-1.html