Table 8 Distribution of hospitals by dissemination of adverse-event report information within the hospitals
No responding (response rate)Percentage of responses
Produce reports of occurrence data1596 (97%)99%
Distribute reports within the hospital1572 (95%)71
Frequency of reporting1551 (94%)
    At least monthly51
    Other frequencies*12
Time to produce reports after end of reporting period1161 (70%)
    Within 2 weeks43
    2 weeks to 1 month30
    longer than a month27
  • *Some hospitals report at multiple frequencies; others at frequencies not listed above.