Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Community Pharmacy Survey Toolkit
- Community Pharmacy Survey ( PDF Version [ - 131.46 KB] ; Word Version [ - 200.5 KB] )
- Community Pharmacy Survey—Spanish Version (PDF Version [160;98.2 KB] Word Version [ - 201 KB] )
Survey Composites and Items
- Community Pharmacy Survey Composites and Items ( PDF Version [ - 37.95 KB] )
- Community Pharmacy Survey Composites and Items—Spanish Version and Description of Translation Process (PDF Version [40.2 KB] )
Survey User's Guide
The User's Guide provides a general overview of the issues and major decisions involved in conducting a survey and reporting the results. The User's Guide includes information on getting started, determining data collection methods, establishing data collection procedures, conducting the survey, and preparing and analyzing data, and producing reports.
- Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety: User's Guide ( PDF Version [ - 506.51 KB] )
Many pharmacies using the AHRQ Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture have expressed interest in comparing their results to other pharmacies. In response, AHRQ is establishing the Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database in fall 2014. This database will be a central repository for survey data from pharmacies that have administered the community pharmacy survey.
The table below indicates the planned data submission time periods for the Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture (September 2014 and October 2016).
Planned Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture Data Submission Periods
|Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture||—||Sept. 2014||—||Oct. 2016||—|
Note: "—" indicates that there is no data submission for that year.
Submission Information—For community pharmacies interested in submitting their community pharmacy patient safety culture survey data.
Data Use Agreement (PDF Version - 61 KB)—States how data submitted by community pharmacies will be used and provides confidentiality assurances.
Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2015 User Comparative Database Report (Part 1 [ PDF version - 2.569 MB ]; Part 2 [ PDF version - 649 KB ])—Based on data from 255 community pharmacies, the 2015 user comparative database report provides initial results that community pharmacies can use to compare their patient safety culture to other U.S. community pharmacies. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and two appendixes, presenting data by community pharmacy characteristics (average number of prescriptions filled per week and geographic region) and by respondent characteristics (staff position).
Previous Database Reports
- Results from the 2012 Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture Pilot Study ( PDF version - 1.2 MB).
Results are provided for the items and safety culture composites on the AHRQ Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture from 55 community pharmacies that participated in a pilot test of the survey in the United States in early 2012.
Note: Since the Pilot Study was conducted, the survey name changed to the Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
A conference call conducted on October 29, 2013, provides users with an overview of the development and use of the survey. Results from the 55 community pharmacies that participated in a pilot test of the survey in early 2012 are discussed. In addition, two organizations share how they are using their survey results to implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives in their community pharmacies.