Safety Culture Surveys

Measuring & Improving Patient Safety Culture through Surveys

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture to measure hospital safety culture, which can be defined as the shared, learned beliefs and behaviors that reflect a hospital's willingness to learn from experience.

The UNMC Patient Safety Team has proven expertise in administering and interpreting the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for small rural hospitals. Under the leadership of Dr. Katherine Jones, UNMC has conducted and interpreted the survey for over 100 small rural hospitals located in 15 states. The UNMC Patient Safety Team has made two adaptations to the original AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.

AHRQ HSOPS National Comparative Database 2014