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

Table B-7. Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Staff Position—2014 Database Hospitals

Work Area / Unit Patient Safety Grade Staff Position
Admin / Mgmt Attending / Physician / Resident / PA or NP Dietitian Pat. Care Asst / Aide / Care Partner Pharmacist RN / LVN / LPN Tech (EKG, Lab, Radiol) Therapist (Respir, Phys, Occup, Speech) Unit Asst / Clerk / Secretary
# Hospitals 566 349 139 494 355 628 562 521 543
# Respondents 28,844 22,843 1,945 20,710 6,743 133,755 42,877 16,892 23,132
Excellent or Very Good 87% 76% 76% 74% 71% 71% 78% 81% 79%
A. Excellent 44% 33% 26% 32% 25% 27% 35% 37% 36%
B. Very Good 43% 43% 50% 42% 46% 44% 43% 44% 43%
C. Acceptable 11% 20% 20% 21% 23% 23% 18% 16% 18%
D. Poor 1% 4% 4% 5% 5% 6% 3% 3% 3%
E. Failing 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 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-7. Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Staff Position—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-7.html