Table A-9.

Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region

2009 Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesGeographic Region
Mid-Atlantic/New EnglandSouth AtlanticEast North CentralEast South CentralWest North CentralWest South CentralMountainPacific
37 Hospitals104 Hospitals165 Hospitals34 Hospitals104 Hospitals45 Hospitals58 Hospitals75 Hospitals
20,546 Respon-
36,825 Respon-
54,909 Respon-
8,978 Respon-
20,986 Respon-
13,242 Respon-
17,264 Respon-
23,712 Respon-
1. Teamwork Within Units77%79%79%81%81%81%81%78%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety73%77%73%78%74%78%74%73%
3. Organizational Learning—Continuous Improvement70%73%69%74%71%74%70%68%
4. Management Support for Patient Safety70%70%69%74%72%73%70%67%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety63%62%63%67%68%67%66%60%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error62%64%61%64%61%67%63%60%
7. Communication Openness62%62%61%63%61%64%63%62%
8. Frequency of Events Reported61%60%58%65%61%63%61%59%
9. Teamwork Across Units55%56%55%62%61%58%59%54%
10. Staffing50%53%54%54%60%55%55%52%
11. Handoffs & Transitions42%43%42%48%50%45%45%40%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error41%42%42%45%48%46%47%42%
Average Across Composites61%62%61%65%64%64%63%60%

Note: States are categorized into American Hospital Association-defined regions as follows:

Mid-Atlantic/New England: NJ, NY, PA/CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
West North Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD
South Atlantic: DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV
West South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX
East North Central: IL, IN, OH, MI, WI
Mountain: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY
East South Central: AL, KY, MS, TN
Pacific: AK, CA, HI, OR, WA

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Page last reviewed April 2009
Internet Citation: Table A-9. : Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.