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

Table B-3. Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Work Area/Unit—2014 Database Hospitals

Work Area / Unit Patient Safety Grade Work Area/Unit
Anesthesiology Emergency ICU
(any type)
Lab Medicine Obstetrics Pediatrics Pharmacy Psych / Mental Hlth Radiology Rehabilitation Surgery
# Hospitals 150 510 455 470 509 373 214 438 230 486 440 525
# Respondents 2,947 21,756 26,377 17,988 44,010 15,692 13,137 11,780 10,492 20,281 12,909 39,338
Excellent or Very Good 79% 65% 71% 76% 70% 76% 79% 75% 69% 81% 86% 76%
A. Excellent 38% 23% 27% 31% 25% 30% 32% 29% 26% 39% 44% 33%
B. Very Good 41% 42% 44% 45% 45% 46% 47% 46% 43% 42% 42% 43%
C. Acceptable 17% 26% 22% 20% 24% 19% 18% 20% 24% 16% 13% 19%
D. Poor 4% 7% 6% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 7% 3% 2% 4%
E. Failing 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1%

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

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Page last reviewed March 2014
Internet Citation: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2014 User Comparative Database Report: Table B-3. Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Work Area/Unit—2014 Database Hospitals. March 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2014/hosp14tableb-3.html