SOPS Nursing Home Database

AHRQ has established the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database as a central repository for survey data from nursing homes that have administered the AHRQ patient safety culture survey instrument and choose to submit their survey data to the Nursing Home SOPS database. This database serves as an important resource for patient safety culture improvement.

  • Submission Information—For nursing homes interested in submitting their nursing home patient safety culture survey data.
  • Research Datasets—Provides information and application instructions for researchers interested in obtaining de-identified data files from the database to conduct research.

Current Database Report

2019 Nursing Home SOPS Database Report (Executive Summary [PDF, 1.2 MB]; Report [PDF, 3.4 MB]; Appendixes [PDF, 1 MB]) - The most recent AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database Report presents data from 191 nursing homes and 10,499 nursing home respondents who completed the survey between January 2016 and July 2018 and submitted data to the Nursing Home SOPS database. The report presents statistics (averages, standard deviations, minimum and maximum scores, and percentiles) on the patient safety culture composite measures and items from the survey. Appendixes A and B present overall results by nursing home characteristics (bed size, ownership, census region, and urban/rural status) and respondent characteristics (job title, nursing home work area, interaction with residents, shift worked most often, and tenure in nursing home). The report contains data voluntarily submitted by participating nursing homes and is not representative of all U.S. nursing homes.

Previous Database Reports

2016 Nursing Home SOPS Database Report (Part 1 [PDF, 2.81 MB] Part 2 [PDF, 1 MB]) - Based on data from 209 nursing homes and 12,395 nursing home respondents who completed the survey between January 2014 and April 2016 and submitted data to the Nursing Home SOPS database. The 2016 Nursing Home SOPS database report consists of narrative findings and two appendixes, presenting data by nursing home characteristics and staff respondent characteristics. The report contains data voluntarily submitted by participating nursing homes and is not representative of all U.S. nursing homes.

2014 Nursing Home SOPS Database Report (Part 1 [PDF, 1 MB] Part 2 [PDF, 685 KB])—Based on data from 263 nursing homes, the 2014 Nursing Home SOPS database report provides initial results that nursing homes can use to compare their patient safety culture to other U.S. nursing homes that submitted data to the Nursing Home SOPS database. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and two appendixes, presenting data by nursing home characteristics and staff respondent characteristics for the database nursing homes. The report contains data voluntarily submitted by participating nursing homes and is not representative of all U.S. nursing homes.

A database report was also produced in 2011.

Page last reviewed February 2019
Page originally created November 2015
Internet Citation: SOPS Nursing Home Database. Content last reviewed February 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/sops/databases/nursing-home/index.html
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