Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture

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Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture

Description

This document contains references to Web sites that provide practical resources hospitals can use to implement changes to improve patient safety culture and patient safety. This resource list is not exhaustive but is provided to give initial guidance to hospitals looking for information about patient safety initiatives. This document will be updated periodically.

The resources are organized into the following categories:

  • General resources
  • Resources by dimension
    • Teamwork within units
    • Supervisor/manager expectations and actions promoting patient safety
    • Management support for patient safety
    • Organizational learning—continuous improvement
    • Overall perceptions of patient safety
    • Feedback and communication about error
    • Communication openness
    • Frequency of events reported
    • Teamwork across units
    • Staffing
    • Handoffs and transitions
    • Nonpunitive response to error
  • Alphabetical index of resources

Developer:

Westat

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: January 2011
Last Updated: 08/13/14

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