Medical Office Survey

AHRQ Medical Office Survey

This survey is designed especially for outpatient medical office providers and staff.  It aims to raise awareness of patient safety culture in medical offices, and provide a tool for improvement.  A comparative database has been established.

AHRQ qualifies use of the medical office survey:

"The survey was designed for medical offices with at least three providers (physicians, either M.D. or D.O.; physician assistants; nurse practitioners; and other providers licensed to diagnose medical problems, treat patients, and prescribe medications). Survey administration in solo practitioner or two-provider offices is not recommended because it would not be possible to maintain the confidential nature of individual responses. In small offices, rather than administering the survey, it can be used as a tool to initiate open dialog or discussion about patient safety and quality issues among providers and staff."

More information, samples and user guides can be found on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Web site.