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Figure 1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for a Single Medical Office: Paper Survey

Survey User's Guide: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture: Paper Survey

X = perform task during this period.
Task Timeline for Project PlanningPreparation/PlanningWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6 
Getting Started - Ch. 2Determine available resources, project scope & scheduleX      
Decide whether to use an outside vendor (and select vendor)X      
Form a project teamX      
Determining Your Data Collection Methods - Ch. 3Decide how surveys will be distributed and returned X     
Establish a point of contact in the medical office X     
Establishing Data Collection Procedures - Ch. 4Decide whether to track response through identifiers X     
Assemble survey materials (develop and print materials)  X    
Publicize and promote the survey  XXXX 
Distribute first survey   X   
Track responses and calculate preliminary response rates    XX End of data collection
Distribute reminder    X  
Distribute second survey     X 
Close out data collection      X

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Page last reviewed December 2008
Internet Citation: Figure 1. Task Timeline for Project Planning for a Single Medical Office: Paper Survey: Survey User's Guide: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture: Paper Survey . December 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/medical-office/userguide/medofficefig1.html