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
7. Compliance with Procedures
A41. Staff follow standard procedures to care for residents.84%51%100%
A6R2. Staff use shortcuts to get their work done faster.47%15%73%
A14R3. To make work easier, staff often ignore procedures.69%38%90%
8. Teamwork
A11. Staff in this nursing home treat each other with respect.70%38%89%
A22. Staff support one another in this nursing home.69%39%92%
A53. Staff feel like they are part of a team.63%23%93%
A94. When someone gets really busy in this nursing home, other staff help out.66%41%88%
9. Handoffs
B11. Staff are told what they need to know before taking care of a resident for the first time.68%35%98%
B22. Staff are told right away when there is a change in a resident’s care plan.58%29%90%
B33. We have all the information we need when residents are transferred from the hospital.54%28%75%
B104. Staff are given all the information they need to care for residents.74%37%93%

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/nhch1c_txt.html