Chart 1. Item-level Comparative Results from 40 Pilot Test Nursing Homes Continued (Text Description)

Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2008 Preliminary Comparative Results

This survey tool can be used to assess the culture of resident safety in nursing homes from a staff perspective.
ItemSurvey Items by Resident
Safety Culture Area
Survey Item Percent Positive ResponseAll Pilot Nursing Homes Average % Positive
MINMAX
4. Organizational Learning
D3R1. This nursing home lets the same mistakes happen again and again.77%42%98%
D42. It is easy to make changes to improve resident safety in this nursing home.67%42%86%
D53. This nursing home is always doing things to improve resident safety.81%34%100%
D104. When this nursing home makes changes to improve resident safety, it checks to see if the changes worked.78%37%95%
5. Management Support for Resident Safety
D21. Management asks staff how the nursing home can improve resident safety.71%36%94%
D72. Management listens to staff ideas and suggestions to improve resident safety.71%29%98%
D93. Management often walks around the nursing home to check on resident care.74%35%94%
6. Training & Skills
A71. Staff get the training they need in this nursing home.78%42%98%
A112. Staff have enough training on how to handle difficult residents.56%25%77%
A133. Staff understand the training they get in this nursing home.81%54%95%

Note: The item's survey location is shown to the left. An "R" indicates a negatively worded item, where the percent positive response is based on those who responded "Strongly disagree" or "Disagree," or "Never" or "Rarely" (depending on the response category used for the item).

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Current as of November 2008
Internet Citation: Chart 1. Item-level Comparative Results from 40 Pilot Test Nursing Homes Continued (Text Description): Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2008 Preliminary Comparative Results. November 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/nursing-home/2008/nhch1b_txt.html