SOPS Hospital Database
AHRQ established the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture® (SOPS®) Hospital Database as a central repository for survey data from hospitals that have administered the AHRQ patient safety culture survey instrument and choose to submit their survey data to the AHRQ SOPS Hospital Database. The Database serves as an important resource for patient safety culture improvement. Participation in the SOPS Databases is free and open to users of the surveys to voluntarily submit their data to the appropriate database. In addition, organizations that administer any of the supplemental item sets with the companion SOPS survey can now also submit data to the appropriate database. Participating organizations receive a customized feedback report with their own results compared to the Database results. The SOPS Hospital Database contains data voluntarily submitted by participating hospitals and is not representative of all U.S. hospitals.
- Participating in the SOPS Hospital Database—The next data submission will be June 3-21, 2024, for hospitals interested in submitting data from the:
- Using the Data for Research—Provides information and application instructions for researchers interested in obtaining de-identified and hospital-identifiable data files from the database to conduct research.
SOPS Hospital Survey Current Database Report Results
2022 Hospital 2.0 Survey Database Report (PDF, 3.5 MB); Executive Summary (PDF, 1.6 MB); Appendixes (PDF, 940 KB)—Presents data from 400 U.S. hospitals that administered the survey and submitted data. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and two appendixes, presenting data by hospital characteristics and respondent characteristics for the database hospitals.
SOPS Hospital Supplemental Item Sets Current Results
2022 Updated Results for the AHRQ SOPS Workplace Safety Supplemental Item Set for Hospitals (PDF, 927 KB); Appendix C (PDF, 552 KB)—Updated results for the Hospital Workplace Safety Supplemental Item Set that include data submitted to the 2022 Hospital Database for a total of 40 hospitals and more than 11,000 individual survey respondents. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and appendixes, presenting data by respondent characteristics for the database hospitals
Pilot Study Results from the 2017 AHRQ SOPS Health IT Patient Safety Supplemental Item Set for Hospitals (PDF, 996 KB)—Presents data from 44 U.S. hospitals that that administered and submitted data for more than 9,000 providers and staff in 2017. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and an appendix explaining calculations.
Results From the 2014 Pilot Study of the AHRQ SOPS Value and Efficiency Supplemental Item Set for the Hospital Survey (PDF, 1 MB)—Presents data from 47 U.S. hospitals that administered and submitted data for more than 4,000 respondents in 2014. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and an appendix explaining calculations.