Environmental Scan of Patient Safety Education and Training Programs

Contract Final Report

This report presents the results of an environmental scan of existing patient safety education and training programs. It presents data collected and cataloged on 333 current, active, and recurring patient safety education and training programs; a characterization of those programs by various factors, including sponsor, target audience, program objectives, delivery method, duration, and cost; and recommendations for potential future patient safety education and training efforts.

Prepared for:

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

Contract No. 290200600019

Prepared by:

American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC

Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. Environmental Scan
   Define Patient Safety
   Identify Sources of Information
   Determine Inclusion
   Results of Environmental Scan
   Track Results
Chapter 2. Electronic Searchable Catalog
   Standardized Taxonomy
   Standardized Database Template for Data Abstraction
   Database Development
   Results from Data Abstraction
Chapter 3. Qualitative Analysis of Consumer Perspectives
   Description
   Themes from the Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 4. Results and Next Steps
   Summary of Themes
   
Next Steps
References
Appendixes
Appendix A. Key Search Terms for Environmental Scan
Appendix B. Data Entry Screens
Appendix C. Query Screen
Appendix D. Sample Query Results
Appendix E. Frequency Analyses for Content Area and Clinical Area

This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without permission.

None of the investigators has any affiliations or financial involvement that conflicts with the material presented in this report.

This report was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through contract HHSA290200600019i to the American Institutes for Research. The opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of AHRQ or the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Environmental Scan of Patient Safety Education and Training Programs: Contract Final Report. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/environmental-scan-programs/index.html