Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture

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Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture

Description

In 2004, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, a staff survey designed to help hospitals assess the culture of safety in their institutions. Since then, hundreds of hospitals across the United States and internationally have implemented the survey.

In response to requests from hospitals interested in comparing their safety culture survey results to other hospitals, AHRQ funded the development of a comparative database on the survey in 2006. The database is comprised of voluntarily submitted data from U.S. hospitals that administered the survey. Comparative database reports were produced in 2007 and 2008, and will be produced yearly through at least 2012.

This toolkit includes the following:

  • Survey form
  • Survey items and dimensions
  • Survey user's guide
  • Survey feedback report template
  • Comparative database
  • Data entry and analysis tool

Developer:

Westat

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2004
Review Date: 2009
Recent Summary: June 2009
Original Summary: November 2004
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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