Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report
MedSun: Newsletter #37, June 2009

AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

On average, over half (52 percent) of hospital staff surveyed did not report any medical errors in their hospital over a 12-month period , according to a report based on data from nearly 200,000 hospital staff from 622 hospitals nationwide. The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report is an update that summarizes the latest results from hospitals that have administered the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Teamwork within hospital units and supervisor and manager support for patient safety are areas of strength for most hospitals, but non-punitive response to error and handoffs continue to be main areas for improvement in patient safety culture. Trend analyses found that hospitals with improvements over time in non-punitive response to error had slight increases in event reporting.

Additional Information:

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Comparative Database Report. AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). April 2009.
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/hospsurvey09/


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