AHRQ Releases New Survey to Assess Medical Office Safety Culture

Posted on April 17, 2009. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Patient Safety | Tags: |

AHRQ (US Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality) released a new free, evidence-based tool to help organizations assess how their staff views different areas of patient safety.  The survey, Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture, captures opinions from all levels of staff on important dimensions that relate to patient safety and quality issues, communication about error, communication openness, information exchange with other settings, office processes and standardization, organizational learning, staff training, teamwork, and work pressure and pace.  It includes survey forms and a user’s guide that explains the survey process, discussing such topics as overall project planning, data collection procedures and analysis and report creation.

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