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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 Free technical assistance for survey administration is available by E-mailing

Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Patient Safety Culture Surveys: Research Activities, April 2009. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.