Table 2Comparison of Tennessee hospital composite scores for 12 AHRQ culture survey dimensions

DimensionMarch 2005 (%)Dec 2006 (%)AHRQ benchmark 2004b (%)AHRQ benchmark 2007c (%)
Overall perceptions of safety5669a5663
Frequency of events reported5169a5259
Supervisor/manager expectations & actions promoting patient safety7280a7174
Organizational learning, continuous improvement76777169
Teamwork within areas6883a7478
Communication openness5067a6161
Feedback & communication about error5368a5262
Nonpunitive response to error3550a4343
Staffing4652a5055
Hospital management support for patient safety7278a6069
Teamwork across hospital areas60645357
Hospital handoffs and transitions48494845
a

Significantly different from March 2005 survey.

b

Sorra J, Nieva V. Hospital survey on patient safety culture. AHRQ Publication No. 04-0041. Prepared by Westat under Contract No. 290-96-0004. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; September 2004.

c

Sorra J, Nieva V, Famolaro T, et al. Hospital survey on patient safety culture: 2007 comparative database report. AHRQ Publication No. 07-0025. Prepared by Westat under Contract No. 233-02-0087. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; 2007.

From: Strategies for Improving Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals

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Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (Vol. 2: Culture and Redesign).
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