Table 1. Task Timeline for Project Planning

User's Guide: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture

X = perform task during this period.
Task Timeline for Project Planning Preparation/
Planning
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Getting Started Determine Available Resources, Project Scope & Schedule X                    
Decide Whether To Use an Outside Vendor (& Select Vendor) X                    
Form a Project Team X                    
Selecting A Sample Determine Whom To Survey   X                  
Determine Your Sample Size   X                  
Compile Your Sample List   X X                
Review and Fine-Tune Your Sample     X                
Determining Your Data Collection Methods Decide How Surveys Will Be Distributed and Returned   X X                
Establish Points-of-Contact Within the Hospital     X X              
Developing Your Data Collection Procedures Decide Whether To Track Responses Through Identifiers     X                
Assemble Survey Materials (develop and print materials)     X X              
Send Prenotification Letter       X              
Send First Survey         X             End of data collection
Track Responses and Response Rates           X X X X X X End of data collection
Send First Reminder             X         End of data collection
Send Second Survey                 X     End of data collection

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Current as of September 2004
Internet Citation: Table 1. Task Timeline for Project Planning: User's Guide: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. September 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/userguide/hosptab1.html