Purpose and Use of This Report
In response to requests from medical offices interested in
comparing results with those of other medical offices on the Medical Office
Survey on Patient Safety Culture, the Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality established the Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Comparative Database. The Preliminary Comparative Results Report was released
in 2010 and consisted of results from 470 medical offices and 10,567 staff
The Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture 2012 User
Comparative Database Report consists of data from 934 medical offices and
23,679 staff respondents. The 934 medical offices in the 2012 report fall into
290 medical offices from the 2010 Preliminary Comparative
Results Report that are still included in the 2012 report as their survey
administration occurred within the last 5 years.
644 medical offices that submitted data for the 2012 report.
This comparative database report was developed as a tool for
the following purposes:
Comparison—To allow medical offices to compare
their patient safety culture survey results with other medical offices.
Assessment and Learning—To provide data to medical
offices to facilitate internal assessment and learning in the patient
safety improvement process.
Supplemental Information—To provide supplemental
information to help medical offices identify their strengths and areas of
potential improvement in patient safety culture.
The report presents statistics (averages, standard
deviations, minimum and maximum scores, and percentiles) on the patient safety
culture composites and items from the survey.
Appendixes A and B present overall results by medical office
characteristics (number of providers, single vs. multi-specialty, specialty, ownership,
and region) and respondent characteristics (staff position).
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