Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture

Table B-5. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area

Patient Safety Culture Composites Work Area
Alzheimer's/ Dementia Unit Many/ No Specific Area or Unit Rehab Unit Skilled Nursing Unit
# Nursing Homes 157 224 147 216
# Respondents 956 6,641 938 2,977
1. Overall Perceptions of Resident Safety 85% 86% 85% 87%
2. Feedback & Communication About Incidents 84% 84% 83% 82%
3. Supervisor Expectations & Actions Promoting Resident Safety 77% 79% 82% 76%
4. Organizational Learning 72% 72% 71% 71%
5. Management Support for Resident Safety 67% 69% 71% 66%
6. Training & Skills 72% 71% 68% 71%
7. Compliance With Procedures 65% 63% 63% 67%
8. Teamwork 64% 63% 65% 63%
9. Handoffs 60% 61% 59% 57%
10. Communication Openness 53% 56% 59% 52%
11. Nonpunitive Response to Error 52% 52% 48% 52%
12. Staffing 49% 52% 49% 52%
Average Across Composites 67% 67% 67% 66%

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table B-5. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Work Area. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/nursing-home/2011/nhsurv11tabb5.html