Table A-9. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region

2010 User Comparative Database Report

Patient Safety Culture CompositesGeographic Region
Mid-Atlantic/New EnglandSouth AtlanticEast North CentralEast South CentralWest North CentralWest South CentralMountainPacific
78 Hospitals131 Hospitals207 Hospitals71 Hospitals128 Hospitals100 Hospitals68 Hospitals102 Hospitals
44,482 Respon- dents52,663 Respon- dents82,308 Respon- dents20,512 Respon- dents29,600 Respon- dents40,911 Respon- dents26,231 Respon- dents41,900 Respon- dents
1. Teamwork Within Units77%79%79%81%80%81%80%80%
2. Supervisor/Manager Expectations & Actions Promoting Patient Safety72%77%73%78%76%78%74%73%
3. Management Support for Patient Safety69%73%70%76%74%74%71%69%
4. Organizational Learning—Continuous Improvement70%74%70%76%72%74%70%69%
5. Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety62%64%64%68%68%68%66%62%
6. Feedback & Communication About Error62%65%62%67%62%67%63%62%
7. Communication Openness62%62%61%63%60%65%62%62%
8. Frequency of Events Reported61%62%59%66%61%66%61%60%
9. Teamwork Across Units53%58%55%63%61%61%59%55%
10. Staffing52%55%55%59%60%57%56%52%
11. Handoffs & Transitions40%44%41%51%48%48%45%40%
12. Nonpunitive Response to Error40%43%42%46%48%46%47%42%
Average Across Composites60%63%61%66%64%65%63%61%

Note: States are categorized into AHA-defined regions as follows:

Mid-Atlantic/New England: NJ, NY, PA, CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
West North Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD
South Atlantic: DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV
West South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX
East North Central: IL, IN, MI, OH, 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table A-9. Composite-Level Average Percent Positive Response by Geographic Region: 2010 User Comparative Database Report. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.