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Table A-11. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Specialty

2012 User Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesSpecialty
CardiologyHematologyOB/GYNPediatricsPrimary care
# Medical Offices27274956338
# Respondents5666417611,1845,966
1. Teamwork84%84%88%85%85%
2. Patient Care Tracking/Follow-up91%85%89%84%81%
3. Organizational Learning80%77%80%80%77%
4. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety and Quality77%75%79%79%77%
5. Staff Training73%74%74%78%74%
6. Owner/Managing Partner/Leadership Support for Patient Safety70%64%70%72%69%
7. Communication About Error64%62%67%68%68%
8. Communication Openness61%60%63%64%66%
9. Office Processes and Standardization66%61%67%67%63%
10. Work Pressure and Pace52%43%48%48%48%
Average Across Composites72%69%73%73%71%

Note: Specialties listed had at least 20 medical offices. Primary care contains internal medicine, family medicine, general preventive medicine, and general practice.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table A-11. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Specialty: 2012 User Comparative Database Report. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.