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

Table D-7. Trending: 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 Database Year 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 Both Years 305 150 54 280 168 354 324 282 297
# Respondents Most Recent 15,933 12,843 882 13,863 3,996 86,691 26,160 10,932 13,277
Previous 15,348 11,241 683 11,666 3,225 75,156 22,374 9,435 12,959
Excellent or Very Good Most Recent 89% 75% 73% 73% 69% 71% 78% 80% 80%
Previous 88% 74% 78% 72% 68% 71% 79% 79% 79%
Change 1% 1% -5% 1% 1% 0% -1% 1% 1%
A. Excellent Most Recent 48% 31% 23% 31% 23% 28% 35% 37% 37%
Previous 45% 30% 26% 29% 21% 26% 34% 35% 35%
Change 3% 1% -3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2%
B. Very Good Most Recent 41% 44% 50% 42% 46% 44% 43% 43% 43%
Previous 43% 44% 51% 43% 47% 45% 45% 44% 44%
Change -2% 0% -1% -1% -1% -1% -2% -1% -1%
C. Acceptable Most Recent 10% 20% 24% 21% 25% 22% 18% 16% 17%
Previous 11% 21% 20% 22% 26% 23% 18% 17% 18%
Change -1% -1% 4% -1% -1% -1% 0% -1% -1%
D. Poor Most Recent 1% 5% 2% 5% 5% 6% 3% 3% 3%
Previous 1% 4% 2% 4% 5% 5% 3% 3% 3%
Change 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
E. Failing Most Recent 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Previous 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Change 0% 0% -1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%

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

Return to Appendix D

Current as of March 2014
Internet Citation: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2014 User Comparative Database Report: Table D-7. Trending: 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/hosp14tabled-7.html