SOPS Community Pharmacy Database

AHRQ has established the Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database as a central repository for survey data from community pharmacies that have administered the AHRQ patient safety culture survey instrument and choose to submit their data to the AHRQ Community Pharmacy SOPS database. The database serves as an important resource for patient safety culture improvement.

  • Submission Information—For community pharmacies interested in submitting their community pharmacy 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 Community Pharmacy SOPS Database Report (Executive Summary [PDF, 660 KB]; Part 1 [PDF, 3 MB]; Part 2 [PDF, 700 KB])—The most recent AHRQ Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database Report presents data from 331 community pharmacies and 2,157 respondents who completed the survey and submitted data to the Community Pharmacy 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 community pharmacy characteristics (average number of prescriptions filled per week and geographic region) and respondent characteristics (staff position and tenure in community pharmacy) The report contains data voluntarily submitted by participating community pharmacies and is not representative of all U.S. community pharmacies.

Previous Database Report

Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2015 User Database Report (Part 1 [PDF, 2.55 MB]; Part 2 [PDF, 649 KB])— Based on data from 255 U.S. community pharmacies and 1,603 pharmacy staff respondents who completed the survey. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and two appendixes, presenting data by community pharmacy characteristics and by respondent characteristics. The report contains data voluntarily submitted by participating community pharmacies and is not representative of all U.S. community pharmacies.

Page last reviewed April 2019
Page originally created November 2015
Internet Citation: SOPS Community Pharmacy Database. Content last reviewed April 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/sops/databases/pharmacy/index.html
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