Table 7

Intercorrelations of Hospital SOPS Composites and Patient Safety Grades at the Individual, Unit, and Hospital Levels of Analysis

HSOPS Composite

COM-

MUN

ER FREQ

FEED

HAND-

OFF

MGMT

NON

PUN

ORG

LRN

OVER-

ALL

STAFF

SUPV

TEAM-AC

TEAM-

IN

GRADE


Frequency of event reporting (ERFREQ)


Individual

.36

1


Unit

.40

1


Hospital

.52

1


Feedback & communication about error (FEED)


Individual

.62

.45

1


Unit

.70

.52

1


Hospital

.72

.65

1


Handoffs & transitions (HANDOFF)


Individual

.34

.28

.34

1


Unit

.29

.31

.32

1


Hospital

.35

.41

.42

1


Management support for patient safety (MGMT)


Individual

.44

.35

.50

.46

1


Unit

.46

.40

.57

.50

1


Hospital

.50

.53

.67

.58

1


Nonpunitive response to error (NONPUN)


Individual

.49

.23

.37

.33

.37

1


Unit

.64

.32

.52

.35

.48

1


Hospital

.61

.42

.51

.55

.51

1


Organizational learning--Continuous improvement (ORGLRN)


Individual

.48

.36

.58

.30

.54

.36

1


Unit

.56

.47

.70

.31

.62

.48

1


Hospital

.56

.58

.73

.32

.67

.39

1


Overall perceptions of patient safety (OVERALL)


Individual

.47

.37

.50

.45

.60

.44

.54

1


Unit

.58

.42

.63

.46

.69

.60

.64

1


Hospital

.64

.55

.70

.62

.75

.67

.64

1


Staffing (STAFF)


Individual

.34

.19

.31

.37

.42

.43

.33

.56

1


Unit

.39

.25

.43

.45

.52

.50

.43

.67

1


Hospital

.42

.31

.46

.62

.56

.58

.38

.76

1


Supervisor/Mgr expectations & actions promoting patient safety (SUPV)


Individual

.57

.33

.57

.32

.51

.45

.54

.53

.40

1


Unit

.67

.42

.70

.34

.57

.60

.65

.62

.45

1


Hospital

.67

.56

.75

.38

.65

.55

.68

.70

.48

1


Teamwork across units (TEAMAC)


Individual

.38

.28

.39

.64

.55

.33

.39

.46

.34

.37

1


Unit

.37

.33

.43

.71

.63

.43

.44

.52

.45

.41

1


Hospital

.39

.41

.50

.81

.69

.52

.51

.64

.57

.48

1


Teamwork within units (TEAMIN)


Individual

.49

.27

.44

.33

.39

.38

.51

.46

.36

.46

.41

1


Unit

.61

.36

.56

.37

.42

.53

.61

.60

.43

.57

.45

1


Hospital

.62

.46

.60

.47

.53

.54

.71

.69

.49

.62

.61

1


Patient safety grade (GRADE)


Individual

.49

.38

.52

.40

.57

.37

.53

.66

.43

.52

.43

.49

1


Unit

.56

.40

.59

.39

.60

.51

.58

.73

.53

.57

.46

.56

1


Hospital

.56

.43

.59

.41

.57

.51

.54

.69

.52

.58

.49

.57

1


Number of Events Reported (Events)


Individual

.02

.003ns

.07

.12

.10

.003ns

.02

.14

.04

.03

.10

.03

.12


Unit

.04

.09

.05

.14

.11

.06

.03 ns

.17

.10

.02 ns

.07

.04 ns

.15


Hospital

.09 ns

.06 ns

.13

.15

.06 ns

.08 ns

.01 ns

.14

.12

.06 ns

.07 ns

.05 ns

.16


ns Signifies correlations that are not significant at p < .05.

Sorra and Dyer BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:199   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-199

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