2014 Hospital SOPS Database Report

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.

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Executive Summary
Purpose and Use of This Report
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Survey Administration Statistics
Chapter 3. Characteristics of Participating Hospitals
Chapter 4. Characteristics of Respondents
Chapter 5. Overall Results
Chapter 6. Comparing Your Results
Chapter 7. Trending: Comparing Results Over Time
Chapter 8. What's Next? Action Planning for Improvement
Notes: Description of Data Cleaning and Calculations
List of Tables
List of Charts
Appendixes: Executive Summary
Appendix A: Overall Results by Hospital Characteristics
Appendix B: Overall Results by Respondent Characteristics
Appendix C: Trending Results by Hospital Characteristics
Appendix D: Trending Results by Respondent Characteristics

Managed and prepared by: Westat, Rockville, MD under Contract No. HHSA 290201300003C.

Joann Sorra, Ph.D.
Theresa Famolaro, M.P.S.
Naomi Dyer Yount, Ph.D.
Scott Alan Smith, Ph.D.
Stephen Wilson, M.A.
Helen Liu


The authors of this report are responsible for its content. Statements in the report should not be construed as endorsement by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without permission except those copyrighted materials noted, for which further reproduction is prohibited without specific permission of copyright holders.

No investigators have any affiliations or financial involvement (e.g., employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock options, expert testimony, grants or patents received or pending, or royalties) that conflict with material presented in this report.

Page last reviewed March 2014
Page originally created March 2014
Internet Citation: 2014 Hospital SOPS Database Report. Content last reviewed March 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/sops/databases/hospital/2014/index.html
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