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Table 4 Multiple Regression Standardized Coefficients with Hospital SOPS Measures predicting Consumer Report Hospital Safety Score

From: Exploring relationships between hospital patient safety culture and Consumer Reports safety scores

Hospital SOPS Percent Positive Scores Consumer Reports
CR Hospital Safety Score 1) Hospital acquired infections 2) Hospital-wide readmissions 3) Avoiding Mortality 4) Communication about medications and discharge 5) Appropriate use of scanning
Hospital SOPS composite average score 0.24* 0.14 0.04 0.04 0.30* 0.09
 1. Communication openness 0.22* 0.12 0.06 0.06 0.21* 0.10
 2. Frequency of events reported 0.04 0.22* −0.21* 0.03 0.09 −0.02
 3. Feedback and communication about error 0.20* 0.24* −0.05 0.08 0.18* 0.04
 4. Handoffs and transitions 0.10 0.07 0.00 0.07 0.16 −0.03
 5. Management support for patient safety 0.19* 0.19* −0.02 −0.03 0.27* 0.06
 6. Nonpunitive response to error 0.17* −0.01 0.13 −0.10 0.27* 0.14
 7. Organizational learning 0.14 0.14 −0.05 −0.05 0.25* 0.06
 8. Overall perceptions of patient safety 0.23* 0.19* 0.02 0.06 0.31* 0.00
 9. Staffing 0.19* −0.03 0.10 0.08 0.29* 0.09
 10. Supervisor/manager expectations and actions promoting patient safety 0.21* 0.12 0.08 −0.01 0.28* 0.06
 11. Teamwork across units 0.23* 0.06 0.09 0.03 0.28* 0.12
 12. Teamwork within units 0.29* −0.03 0.17* 0.04 0.35* 0.22*
Patient safety grade 0.22* 0.09 0.02 0.07 0.31* 0.09
  1. n = 164; * p < 0.05; standardized coefficients represent the strength of relationships between individual 2014 Consumer Reports measures and 2014 Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture percent positive measures at the hospital-level, controlling for bed size, ownership, and teaching status. Higher scores Consumer Reports scores indicate lower infection and readmissions rates, better communication about medications and discharge between staff and patients, more appropriate use of scanning, and lower mortality rates. Higher Hospital SOPS scores indicate better staff perceptions of patient safety culture