Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture

2014 User Comparative Database Report

The second edition of the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture User Comparative Database Report presents data from 18,968 staff within 263 U.S. nursing homes. The 2014 report provides results that nursing homes can use to compare their patient safety culture to other U.S. nursing homes. The full report contains detailed comparative data for various nursing home characteristics (size and ownership) and respondent characteristics (job titles, work areas, direct patient contact, and shift worked).

Select to download print version (Part 1, PDF File, 1 MB; Part 2, PDF File, 685 KB).


Part I:
Executive Summary
Purpose and Use of This Report
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Survey Administration Statistics
Chapter 3. Characteristics of Participating Nursing Homes
Chapter 4. Characteristics of Respondents
Chapter 5. Overall Results
Chapter 6. Comparing Your Results
Chapter 7. What's Next? Action Planning for Improvement
Notes: Description of Data Cleaning and Calculations
List of Tables
List of Charts

Part II: Appendixes A and B—Overall Results by Nursing Home and Respondent Characteristics
Executive Summary
Appendix A: Overall Results by Nursing Home Characteristics
Appendix B: Overall Results by Respondent Characteristics

Prepared for:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
540 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850

Contract No. HHSA 290201300003C

Managed and prepared by:
Westat, Rockville, MD
Joann Sorra, Ph.D.
Theresa Famolaro, M.P.S.
Naomi Yount, Ph.D.
Willow Burns, M.A.
Helen Liu
Martin Shyy

The authors of this report are responsible for its content. Statements in the report should not be construed as endorsement by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without permission except those copyrighted materials noted for which further reproduction is prohibited without specific permission of copyright holders.

No investigators have any affiliations or financial involvement (e.g., employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock options, expert testimony, grants or patents received or pending, or royalties) that conflict with material presented in this report.

Page last reviewed November 2014
Internet Citation: Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Content last reviewed November 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.