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

Table D-3. Trending: 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 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
Excellent or Very Good Most Recent 77% 65% 70% 76% 69% 77% 79% 75% 68% 81% 86% 77%
Previous 75% 64% 72% 75% 67% 76% 79% 73% 67% 82% 86% 77%
Change 2% 1% -2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 2% 1% -1% 0% 0%
A. Excellent Most Recent 37% 23% 26% 32% 25% 32% 33% 29% 26% 39% 45% 35%
Previous 37% 21% 25% 30% 21% 31% 31% 25% 24% 36% 44% 34%
Change 0% 2% 1% 2% 4% 1% 2% 4% 2% 3% 1% 1%
B. Very Good Most Recent 39% 42% 44% 45% 45% 45% 47% 45% 42% 42% 40% 42%
Previous 38% 43% 47% 45% 46% 45% 48% 48% 43% 46% 42% 43%
Change 1% -1% -3% 0% -1% 0% -1% -3% -1% -4% -2% -1%
C. Acceptable Most Recent 18% 26% 23% 20% 24% 18% 17% 20% 24% 16% 12% 19%
Previous 20% 27% 22% 20% 26% 19% 17% 22% 24% 15% 11% 19%
Change -2% -1% 1% 0% -2% -1% 0% -2% 0% 1% 1% 0%
D. Poor Most Recent 5% 7% 6% 3% 5% 4% 3% 4% 7% 3% 2% 4%
Previous 5% 8% 5% 4% 6% 4% 4% 4% 8% 2% 2% 4%
Change 0% -1% 1% -1% -1% 0% -1% 0% -1% 1% 0% 0%
E. Failing Most Recent 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Previous 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1%
Change 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% -1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%

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 D-3. Trending: 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/hosp14tabled-3.html