Surveys on Patient Safety Culture

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a number of surveys to help healthcare professionals assess patient safety. Although primarily developed for a US audience AHRQ is actively looking for feedback from international users.

Four surveys on patient safety culture are available:

  • Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
  • Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
  • Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
  • Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture

Health care professionals can use these survey assessment tools to:

  • Raise staff awareness about patient safety.
  • Diagnose and assess the current status of patient safety culture.
  • Identify strengths and areas for patient safety culture improvement.
  • Examine trends in patient safety culture change over time.
  • Evaluate the cultural impact of patient safety initiatives and interventions.
  • Conduct internal and external comparisons.

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