Table 2

Safety Attitudes Questionnaire respondent characteristics

Descriptive characteristics200620072008
Clinical areas (no)150163170
Respondents/clinical area (no) (mean±SD)27 (24)29 (22)31 (24)
Overall response rate (%)777579
Clinical area response rate minimum/maximum (%)21–10016–10024–100
Surveys administered (no)586363896941
Surveys returned (no)449747985461
Clinical areas >60% safety goal (no) (%)120 (79)122 (76)155 (92)
Female gender (%)767776
Patient type (%)
 Adult677068
 Paediatric171414
 Both adult and paediatric161618
Surveyed previously (%)
 Yes335355
 No543636
 Don't know13119
Years in specialty (%)
 Less than 6 months463
 6 to 11 months779
 1 to 2 years141616
 3 to 4 years141414
 5 to 10 years252323
 11 to 20 years201919
 21 or more years161516