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.

NOTE: As of July 2018, the UNMC Patient Safety Team no longer offers services to administer and interpret surveys on patient safety culture. In order for your organization to perform the important work of measuring and continuously improving its patient safety culture, we encourage you to contact the Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety (NCPS). For more information, please contact Gail Brondum, Executive Director of NCPS.

The UNMC Patient Safety Team has made two adaptations to the original AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.

AHRQ HSOPS National Comparative Database