SOPS Medical Office Database
AHRQ has established the Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database as a central repository for survey data from medical offices that have administered the AHRQ patient safety culture survey instrument and choose to submit their survey data to the Medical Office SOPS® database. The database serves as an important resource for patient safety culture improvement.
Participation is free and open to all SOPS Medical Office Survey users, provided the questionnaires are administered in a manner consistent with SOPS guidance and survey data are submitted according to SOPS specifications. The SOPS Medical Office Database contains data voluntarily submitted by participating medical offices and is not representative of all U.S. medical offices.
- Participating in the SOPS Medical Office Database—For medical offices interested in submitting data from the:
- Using the Data for Research—Provides information and application instructions for researchers interested in obtaining de-identified data files from the database to conduct research.
SOPS Medical Office Database Report Current Results
2022 Medical Office Database Report (PDF, 9 MB; Overview (PDF, 1 MB); Appendixes (PDF, 1.5 MB)—The AHRQ Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture User Database Report presents results from 1,100 U.S. medical offices. The 2022 user data report consists of a narrative description of the findings and two appendixes, presenting data by medical office characteristics (number of providers, single specialty vs. multispecialty, specialty, primary care specialty, ownership, and region) and respondent characteristics (staff position and tenure in medical office).
SOPS Medical Office Survey Supplemental Item Sets Current Results
2022 Updated Results for the AHRQ SOPS Diagnostic Safety Supplemental Items for Medical Offices (PDF, 606 KB)—Updated results for the Medical Office Diagnostic Safety Supplemental Items that include data submitted to the 2022 Medical Office Database for a total of more than 1,100 providers and staff in more than 100 medical offices.
Results From the 2014 Pilot Study of the AHRQ SOPS Value and Efficiency Supplemental Item Set for the Medical Office Survey (PDF, 1 MB)—Presents data from 96 medical offices that administered and submitted data for more than 1,400 medical office staff in 2014. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and an appendix explaining calculations.
A database report was also produced in 2012 and 2014.