Community Pharmacy User Database Reports

AHRQ has established the Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database, a central repository for survey data from community pharmacies that administer the AHRQ Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture and voluntarily submit their data to the database. Since the organizations are not a random sample of the community pharmacy population and only a small percentage of all community pharmacies may choose to participate, the submitting pharmacies are not representative of all community pharmacies in the United States.

Estimates based on this self-selected group may produce biased estimates of the population and it is not possible to compute estimates of precision from such a self-selected group. The first Pharmacy Database in 2015 represented less than 0.5 percent of U.S. pharmacies. Therefore, we recommend reviewing the database results with these caveats in mind.

Current Database Report

Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2015 User Database Report (Part 1 [ PDF version - 2.55 MB ]; Part 2 [ PDF version - 649 KB ])—The 2015 user database report provides results from 255 U.S. community pharmacies and 1,603 pharmacy staff respondents who completed the survey. 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.

Page last reviewed August 2017
Page originally created November 2015
Internet Citation: Community Pharmacy User Database Reports. Content last reviewed August 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/pharmacy/pharm-reports.html