The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sponsored the development of the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture; designed specifically for nursing home providers seeking opinions about the culture of patient safety and healthcare quality in their nursing home. It is not designed for use in assisted living facilities, community care facilities or independent living facilities.
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For more information on getting started, selecting a sample, determining data collection methods, establishing data collection procedures, conducting a web-based survey, and preparing and analyzing data and producing reports, access the Survey User’s Guide.
Voluntary free data submissions to the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ Nursing Home Database will be open September 1 – 21 for nursing homes that have administered the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Participating nursing homes will receive feedback reports displaying their results as well as aggregated, de-identified results from all database participants for patient safety improvement purposes.
For assistance with this survey, contact the Help Line at 1-888-324-9749 SafetyCultureSurveys@westat.com.
AHRQ’s Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS®) program began in 2001. Its purpose is to advance the scientific understanding of patient safety culture in healthcare. The acronym “SOPS” is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Learn more.