Table 7-6. Trending: Composite-level Results

2009 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesComposite Average % Positive Response
Most RecentPreviousChangeMaximum IncreaseMaximum DecreaseAverage IncreaseAverage Decrease
1.Teamwork Within Units79%77%2%64%-14%7%-4%
2.Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety75%74%1%39%-19%5%-5%
3.Organizational Learning-Continuous Improvement72%69%3%61%-17%8%-5%
4.Management Support for Patient Safety71%69%2%52%-24%8%-6%
5.Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety65%62%3%44%-27%7%-6%
6.Feedback & Communication About Error63%61%2%48%-22%7%-5%
7.Communication Openness62%60%2%38%-23%7%-5%
8.Frequency of Events Reported61%59%2%37%-28%7%-6%
9.Teamwork Across Units58%56%2%31%-18%7%-5%
11.Handoffs & Transitions45%44%1%41%-29%6%-6%
12.Nonpunitive Response to Error45%43%2%25%-15%5%-5%

Note: Based on data from 204 hospitals that repeated survey administration and data submission; the number of respondents was 69,541 in the most recent database and 65,321 in the previous database.

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Internet Citation: Table 7-6. Trending: Composite-level Results: 2009 Comparative Database Report. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.