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 Hospital Database
- SOPS Medical Office Database
- SOPS Nursing Home Database
- SOPS Community Pharmacy Database
- SOPS Ambulatory Surgery Center Database
SOPS Planned Data Submission Schedule
AHRQ opens data submission for two SOPS Databases per year. Therefore, each SOPS Database is typically open for submission every 2 years.
Updated 5/18/2020: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare organizations, AHRQ is delaying voluntary data submission for the SOPS Hospital Databases until Fall 2020 (see dates below). The SOPS Nursing Home Database submission is postponed until further notice. AHRQ will continue to re-evaluate the timing of these data submission dates and will provide updates as needed.
|Ambulatory Surgery Center||-||June 3-July 22||-||June 1-21||-|
|-||Sept. 3-Oct. 21||-||Sept. 1-Oct. 20||-|
UPDATED to Oct. 1-30
(HSOPS 1.0 and 2.0)
(HSOPS 2.0 only)
|Nursing Home||June 1-July 20||-||Postponed until further notice||-||Sept. 1 -21|
|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)
- DatabasesOnSafetyCulture@westat.com, 1-888-324-9790.