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Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture – Data submission deadline for comparative database

The AHRQ database serves as a central repository for hospitals to report their results from the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Participating hospitals are able to measure patient safety culture in their institutions and compare results with other hospitals. Data can be submitted for inclusion in the comparative data base between May 1 and June 30 each year. For more information on submitting data, GO TO: Go to: AHRQ's Hospital Comparative Database Submission Information

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture- Updated 2010 comparative database report

The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 2010 Comparative Database Report is an update of the 2009 report and provides results from 885 hospitals and 338,607 hospital staff respondents. The 2010 report also includes a chapter on trending that presents results showing change over time for 321 hospitals that administered the survey and submitted data more than once. It can be used for comparisons with other hospitals, for internal assessment and learning, to identify strengths and areas for potential improvements, and to assess changes in patient safety culture over time. More information is available at:

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Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2009 Small or critical access hospital benchmarking tool for AHRQ hospital survey

Nebraska Center for Rural Health Research – Engineering a Culture of Safety

  This Center has a number of tools adapted for rural settings, including:
  • AHRQ Hospital survey on Patient Safety Culture
  • tool for data analysis modified from the Premier Excel data tool
  • benchmarking tool to compare results to AHRQ 2009 comparative database.

This site also has other information on survey interpretation, action planning and links to other tools. The majority of tools are not rural specific, but would apply across all sizes of facilities.


Patient Safety - CMS Quality Improvement Organization Support Center

  Provides a list of resources available for implementing the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.


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