Executive Summary

Table A-14. Item-Level Average Overall Rating on Patient Safety by Specialty

Overall, how would you rate the systems and clinical processes your medical office has in place to prevent, catch, and correct problems that have the potential to affect patients? (G2) Specialty
Cardiology Hematology OB/GYN Pediatrics Primary Care
# Medical Offices 27 27 49 56 338
# Respondents 556 641 761 1,184 5,966
1. Patient Centered—Is responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values. (G1a)
5—Excellent 29% 25% 25% 26% 21%
4—Very good 35% 36% 42% 44% 44%
3—Good 28% 30% 24% 24% 27%
2—Fair 7% 8% 8% 6% 7%
1—Poor 1% 1% 0% 1% 1%

Note: The item's survey location is shown after the item text. Specialties listed had at least 20 medical offices. Primary care contains internal medicine, family medicine, general preventive medicine, and general practice. Percentages may not add to exactly 100 percent due to rounding.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table A-14. Item-Level Average Overall Rating on Patient Safety by Specialty. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/medical-office/2012/mosv12tabapa14.html