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

Table C-11. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Geographic Region—2014 Database Hospitals

Work Area / Unit Patient Safety Grade Database Year Geographic Region
Mid- Atlantic / New England South Atlantic East
North
Central
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
West
South
Central
Mountain Pacific
# Hospitals Both Years 48 71 115 40 11 37 13 24
# Respondents Most Recent 52,806 54,061 79,951 17,354 8,044 16,025 9,924 15,543
Previous 51,283 41,930 68,640 17,164 4,927 13,267 8,067 15,115
Excellent or Very Good Most Recent 71% 81% 76% 80% 75% 78% 76% 76%
Previous 69% 81% 74% 80% 75% 78% 78% 76%
Change 2% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% -2% 0%
A. Excellent Most Recent 27% 42% 31% 38% 29% 34% 32% 33%
Previous 25% 40% 28% 38% 27% 33% 32% 31%
Change 2% 2% 3% 0% 2% 1% 0% 2%
B. Very Good Most Recent 45% 39% 45% 41% 47% 44% 43% 42%
Previous 44% 40% 47% 43% 48% 45% 46% 45%
Change 1% -1% -2% -2% -1% -1% -3% -3%
C. Acceptable Most Recent 23% 16% 19% 16% 20% 18% 19% 20%
Previous 24% 16% 21% 16% 20% 19% 18% 20%
Change -1% 0% -2% 0% 0% -1% 1% 0%
D. Poor Most Recent 5% 3% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 4%
Previous 5% 3% 4% 3% 5% 3% 4% 4%
Change 0% 0% 0% 0% -1% 0% 0% 0%
E. Failing Most Recent 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1%
Previous 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
Change 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% -1% 0% 0%

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

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Current as of March 2014
Internet Citation: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2014 User Comparative Database Report: Table C-11. Trending: Average Percentage of Respondents Giving Their Work Area/Unit a Patient Safety Grade by Geographic Region—2014 Database Hospitals. March 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2014/hosp14tablec-11.html