Patient Safety Culture Surveys
Research Activities, April 2009
As part of its goal to support a culture of patient safety and quality improvement in the nation's health care system, AHRQ is sponsoring the development of patient safety culture assessment tools for hospitals, nursing homes, and ambulatory outpatient medical offices. Health care organizations can use these survey assessment tools to:
- Assess their patient safety culture.
- Track changes in patient safety over time.
- Evaluate the impact of patient safety interventions.
The surveys and other toolkit materials are available on the AHRQ Web site at http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/hospculture. Free technical assistance for survey administration is available by E-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.