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

Table D-1. Trending: Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area/Unit—2014 Database Hospitals

Patient Safety Culture Composites Database Year Work Area/Unit
Anesthesiology Emergency ICU
(any
type)
Lab Medicine Obstetrics Pediatrics Pharmacy Psych/
Mentl
Hlth
Radiology Rehabilitation Surgery
# Hospitals Both Years 53 277 232 259 262 186 97 218 115 267 223 272
# Respondents Most Recent 1,140 13,204 16,178 10,101 27,498 8,758 7,651 6,237 5,778 12,273 7,450 22,648
Previous 1,140 12,059 14,313 9,222 24,068 8,195 6,274 5,442 5,770 11,452 6,620 19,669
1. Teamwork Within Units Most Recent 81% 79% 85% 76% 80% 83% 84% 78% 78% 81% 88% 79%
Previous 80% 77% 85% 75% 78% 82% 83% 77% 78% 80% 89% 78%
Change 1% 2% 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% -1% 1%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety Most Recent 77% 72% 73% 75% 75% 74% 76% 78% 75% 75% 83% 74%
Previous 76% 70% 72% 74% 74% 73% 76% 76% 74% 75% 83% 74%
Change 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0%
3. Org Learning—Continuous Improvement Most Recent 73% 68% 72% 72% 75% 74% 76% 78% 71% 73% 78% 74%
Previous 73% 66% 73% 71% 73% 73% 75% 76% 72% 72% 78% 75%
Change 0% 2% -1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% -1% 1% 0% -1%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety Most Recent 64% 63% 64% 74% 69% 70% 71% 72% 68% 73% 77% 70%
Previous 65% 62% 64% 74% 69% 70% 72% 72% 69% 75% 79% 71%
Change -1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% -1% 0% -1% -2% -2% -1%
5. Feedback & Communication About Error Most Recent 68% 61% 63% 64% 65% 65% 65% 70% 65% 67% 74% 67%
Previous 65% 57% 61% 62% 62% 64% 65% 66% 65% 66% 73% 65%
Change 3% 4% 2% 2% 3% 1% 0% 4% 0% 1% 1% 2%
6. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety Most Recent 65% 56% 60% 70% 61% 65% 69% 66% 61% 73% 77% 66%
Previous 65% 55% 60% 69% 59% 65% 70% 65% 60% 74% 78% 67%
Change 0% 1% 0% 1% 2% 0% -1% 1% 1% -1% -1% -1%
7. Frequency of Events Reported Most Recent 62% 61% 61% 71% 66% 66% 69% 60% 66% 63% 69% 68%
Previous 58% 58% 60% 69% 64% 65% 67% 58% 67% 61% 67% 66%
Change 4% 3% 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% -1% 2% 2% 2%
8. Communication Openness Most Recent 67% 58% 60% 59% 59% 62% 64% 66% 60% 62% 71% 63%
Previous 67% 56% 60% 58% 58% 61% 64% 64% 59% 61% 72% 62%
Change 0% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 2% 1% 1% -1% 1%
9. Teamwork Across Units Most Recent 52% 51% 60% 58% 61% 60% 62% 60% 53% 60% 65% 58%
Previous 52% 49% 58% 56% 58% 60% 62% 56% 54% 59% 64% 57%
Change 0% 2% 2% 2% 3% 0% 0% 4% -1% 1% 1% 1%
10. Staffing Most Recent 58% 50% 56% 55% 53% 60% 61% 58% 55% 64% 65% 55%
Previous 55% 49% 58% 56% 53% 62% 64% 57% 54% 64% 65% 56%
Change 3% 1% -2% -1% 0% -2% -3% 1% 1% 0% 0% -1%
11. Handoffs & Transitions Most Recent 41% 51% 53% 40% 48% 56% 53% 35% 43% 48% 45% 45%
Previous 37% 49% 52% 38% 46% 57% 54% 31% 44% 45% 42% 44%
Change 4% 2% 1% 2% 2% -1% -1% 4% -1% 3% 3% 1%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error Most Recent 45% 38% 41% 40% 43% 44% 46% 54% 45% 43% 60% 44%
Previous 41% 35% 39% 37% 41% 41% 44% 50% 45% 42% 61% 43%
Change 4% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3% 2% 4% 0% 1% -1% 1%

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