Collection of Information for AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database

OMB 0935-0162

OMB 0935-0162

Background on the Hospital SOPS: In 1999, the Institute of Medicine called for health care organizations to develop a "culture of safety" such that their workforce and processes focus on improving the reliability and safety of care for patients (IOM, 1999; To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System). To respond to the need for tools to assess patient safety culture in health care, AHRQ developed and pilot tested the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture with OMB approval (OMB NO. 0935-0115; Approved 2/4/2003). The survey was designed to enable hospitals to assess staff opinions about patient safety issues, medical error, and error reporting and includes 42 items that measure 12 dimensions of patient safety culture. AHRQ released the survey in the public domain along with a Survey User's Guide and other toolkit materials in November 2004 on the AHRQ web site. Since its release, the survey has been voluntarily used by hundreds of hospitals in the U.S. Rationale for the information collection: The Hospital SOPS survey and the Hospital SOPS Comparative Database are supported by AHRQ to meet its goals of promoting improvements in the quality and safety of health care in hospital settings. The surveys, toolkit materials, and comparative database results are all made available in the public domain along with technical assistance, provided by AHRQ through its contractor at no charge to hospitals, to facilitate the use of these materials for hospital patient safety and quality improvement.

The latest form for Collection of Information for AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database expires 2022-08-31 and can be found here.

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Eligibility/Registration Form and Data Submission

Federal Enterprise Architecture: Health - Consumer Health and Safety

Form Form # 1Attachment A: Hospital Eligibility and Registration Form Fillable FileableForm and instruction

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