Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archive print banner

2008 Preliminary Comparative Results: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

Chart 1. Item-level Comparative Results from 182 Pilot Test Medical Offices, continued (Text Description)

Item Survey Items by Patient
Safety Culture Area
Survey Item Percent Positive Response All Pilot Medical Offices Average Percent Positive
12. Work Pressure and Pace
C3R 1. In this office, we often feel rushed when taking care of patients. 31% 0% 100%
C6R 2. We have too many patients for the number of providers in this office. 52% 0% 100%
C11 3. We have enough staff to handle our patient load. 50% 0% 100%
C14R 4. This office has too many patients to be able to handle everything effectively. 62% 10% 100%

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).

Return to Document
Return to Chart 1


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care