Under Development: New Diagnostic Safety Supplemental Item Set for the Medical Office SOPS
AHRQ is developing a supplemental item set on diagnostic safety for the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS®) Medical Office Survey.
Goals of the Diagnostic Safety Supplemental Item Set
- Measuring the extent to which the organizational culture in medical offices supports the diagnostic process, accurate diagnoses, and communication around diagnoses.
- Raising awareness about the aspects of the diagnosis process that reflect an organization’s patient safety culture.
- Conducting research to assist in identifying processes and sources of error in diagnosis.
The diagnostic safety supplemental items are following the standard SOPS survey development process:
SOPS Development Process
Work on the diagnostic safety supplemental item set began in June 2018. The item set will be pilot tested in over 50 medical offices in fall 2020, with an expected release in spring 2021.
For any questions or comments related to the development of the diagnostic safety supplemental item set, contact: DiagnosticSafety@westat.com.