Research Datasets

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database Data Files

In response to requests from researchers interested in using data from the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for research purposes, AHRQ has established a process whereby researchers can request deidentified and hospital-identifiable data files from the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database.

Deidentified Data Requests

Deidentified data files include hospitals in the Comparative Database that have signed a data use agreement to grant access to their deidentified data for health care research purposes. Deidentified data files do not identify individual respondents or hospitals.

  • Information and Instructions for Requesting Deidentified Data (PDF Version, 129 KB)—Provides information and application instructions for researchers interested in obtaining deidentified data files from the Hospital Comparative Database.
  • For questions or to apply for Hospital Deidentified Data:

Timeline

Requests will be fulfilled year-round. On average, the time from receipt of request to release of data is approximately 2 weeks.

Hospital-Identifiable Data Requests

Hospital-identifiable data files are requests for data from the Comparative Database that contain hospital identifiers, such as hospital name, address, and Medicare Provider ID. Hospital-identifiable data files do not identify individual respondents within hospitals.  Researchers interested in obtaining hospital-identifiable data must submit a completed Hospital-identifiable Data Request Form and Confidentiality Agreement. Requests will be reviewed and must be approved by AHRQ. Hospital-identifiable data may only be provided to researchers with the express written authorization of hospitals that have submitted to the database. AHRQ accepts hospital-identifiable data requests twice a year.  

  • Information and Instructions for Requesting Hospital-identifiable Data (PDF Version, 118 KB)—Provides information and application instructions for researchers interested in obtaining hospital-identifiable data files from the Hospital Comparative Database.
  • For questions or to apply for Hospital-identifiable Data:

Timeline

Hospital-identifiable data requests are processed twice a year. The time from the end of the data request period to release of data is typically 12 weeks.  

Page last reviewed September 2014
Page originally created September 2014
Internet Citation: Research Datasets. Content last reviewed September 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/resources/research-datasets.html