Hospital User Comparative Database Reports

Many hospitals using the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture have expressed interest in comparing their results to other hospitals. In response, AHRQ has established the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database. This database is a central repository for survey data from hospitals that have administered the AHRQ patient safety culture survey instrument.

Current Database Report

2016 Hospital Comparative Database Report (PDF Version [PDF file Report – 3.08 MB: Appendixes, 3.16 MB] ) – The latest edition of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture User Comparative Database Report presents data from 680 U.S. hospitals, providing initial results that hospitals can use to compare their patient safety culture to other U.S. hospitals. The 2016 report also includes a chapter on trending that presents results showing change over time for 326 hospitals that administered the survey and submitted data more than once. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and four appendixes, presenting data by hospital characteristics and respondent characteristics for the database hospitals overall and separately for the 326 trending hospitals.

Previous Database Reports

2014 Hospital Comparative Database Report ( PDF Version [PDF file Report - 2.4 MB; Appendixes, 3.5 MB] )—Based on data from 653 U.S. hospitals, the 2014 user comparative database report provides initial results that hospitals can use to compare their patient safety culture to other U.S. hospitals. In addition, the 2014 report presents results showing change over time for 359 hospitals that submitted data more than once. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and four appendixes, presenting data by hospital characteristics and respondent characteristics for the database hospitals overall and separately for the 359 trending hospitals.

2012 Hospital Comparative Database Report ( PDF Version [PDF file Report - 1.6 MB; Appendixes, 1.6 MB] )—The 2012 report consists of data from 567,703 hospital staff in 1,128 hospitals. This report also presents results showing change over time for 650 hospitals that submitted data more than once.

2011 Hospital Comparative Database Report—The 2011 report consists of data from 472,397 hospital staff in 1,032 hospitals. This report also presents results showing change over time for 512 hospitals that submitted data more than once.

Comparative database reports were also produced in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Page last reviewed November 2016
Page originally created November 2015
Internet Citation: Hospital User Comparative Database Reports. Content last reviewed November 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/hosp-reports.html