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

Table C-9. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region—2014 Database Hospitals

Patient Safety Culture Composites 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
1. Teamwork Within Units Most Recent 77% 84% 82% 83% 82% 82% 81% 82%
Previous 77% 83% 79% 82% 81% 82% 81% 82%
Change 0% 1% 3% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety Most Recent 72% 79% 75% 80% 77% 78% 76% 73%
Previous 72% 79% 73% 80% 75% 77% 75% 73%
Change 0% 0% 2% 0% 2% 1% 1% 0%
3. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement Most Recent 71% 78% 71% 78% 74% 76% 71% 71%
Previous 71% 78% 70% 78% 73% 75% 71% 71%
Change 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety Most Recent 71% 77% 70% 78% 72% 75% 71% 70%
Previous 71% 78% 69% 78% 72% 75% 71% 71%
Change 0% -1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% -1%
5. Feedback & Communication About Error Most Recent 63% 72% 65% 72% 63% 71% 63% 64%
Previous 62% 70% 62% 71% 64% 70% 62% 62%
Change 1% 2% 3% 1% -1% 1% 1% 2%
6. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety Most Recent 63% 70% 66% 71% 67% 66% 67% 65%
Previous 63% 70% 64% 71% 66% 68% 67% 65%
Change 0% 0% 2% 0% 1% -2% 0% 0%
7. Frequency of Events Reported Most Recent 64% 71% 63% 70% 62% 70% 62% 64%
Previous 63% 70% 61% 69% 62% 68% 64% 64%
Change 1% 1% 2% 1% 0% 2% -2% 0%
8. Communication Openness Most Recent 60% 65% 62% 64% 58% 65% 62% 62%
Previous 60% 65% 59% 64% 59% 64% 61% 61%
Change 0% 0% 3% 0% -1% 1% 1% 1%
9. Teamwork Across Units Most Recent 56% 66% 58% 67% 60% 65% 60% 61%
Previous 56% 64% 56% 66% 59% 64% 59% 59%
Change 0% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2%
10. Staffing Most Recent 50% 58% 56% 61% 55% 57% 59% 55%
Previous 50% 59% 57% 62% 56% 58% 60% 57%
Change 0% -1% -1% -1% -1% -1% -1% -2%
11. Handoffs & Transitions Most Recent 44% 52% 45% 56% 46% 50% 44% 44%
Previous 44% 50% 43% 55% 45% 51% 45% 43%
Change 0% 2% 2% 1% 1% -1% -1% 1%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error Most Recent 41% 48% 45% 51% 47% 43% 47% 44%
Previous 40% 46% 42% 51% 43% 44% 47% 41%
Change 1% 2% 3% 0% 4% -1% 0% 3%

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Internet Citation: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2014 User Comparative Database Report: Table C-9. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response 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-9.html