SOPS Databases

AHRQ established the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS™) Databases as central repositories for survey data from each of the SOPS surveys and SOPS supplemental items. Healthcare organizations that administer one of the AHRQ patient safety culture surveys can 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. You can access information about how to submit data to one of the SOPS Databases and view results from recent SOPS Database reports:

SOPS Planned Data Submission Schedule

SOPS Survey 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Ambulatory Surgery Center icon Ambulatory Surgery Center - June 3-July 22 - June 1-21 -
Medical Office

Medical Office

- Sept. 3-Oct. 21 - Sept. 1-Oct. 20 -
Hospital icon


- - June 1-Jul 20 - June 1-20
Nursing Home icon Nursing Home June 1-July 20 - Sept. 1-21 - Sept. 1 -21
Community Pharmacy icon Community Pharmacy Oct. 1-23 - - - -

Note: The healthcare organizations that voluntarily submit data to any one of the SOPS Databases are not from a statistically representative sample. A limited number of organizations might choose to participate; therefore, the participating organizations are not nationally representative of all healthcare organizations (e.g., hospitals, medical offices, nursing homes) in the United States. A "Data Limitations" section is included in each database report, which describes the characteristics of the participating organizations and limitations of the representativeness of the data.

Why Submit Data to the AHRQ SOPS Databases? (1:10)

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Page last reviewed July 2019
Page originally created March 2018
Internet Citation: SOPS Databases. Content last reviewed July 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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