SOPS Hospital Database

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

  • Submission Information—For hospitals interested in submitting their hospital patient safety culture survey data.
  • Research Datasets: Hospital Database Data Files—Provides information and application instructions for researchers interested in obtaining deidentified and hospital-identifiable data files from the Hospital SOPS Database to conduct research in support of health care improvement.

Current Database Report

2018 Hospital Database Report (Executive Summary [PDF file – 1.8 MB]; Report [PDF file – 4.6 MB]; Appendixes [PDF file – 3 MB])—The latest edition of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture User Database Report presents data from 630 U.S. hospitals, as well as a chapter on trending that presents results showing change over time for 306 hospitals that administered the survey and submitted data more than once. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and four appendixes, presenting data by hospital characteristics and respondent characteristics for the database hospitals overall and separately for the 306 trending hospitals. The report contains data voluntarily submitted by participating hospitals and is not representative of all U.S. hospitals.

Previous Database Reports

2016 Hospital SOPS Database Report (Report [PDF file – 3.08 MB]: Appendixes [PDF file – 3.16 MB]—Based on data from 680 U.S. hospitals, the 2016 user database report provides a narrative description of the findings and four appendixes, presenting data by hospital characteristics and respondent characteristics for the database hospitals overall and separately for 326 trending hospitals. The report contains data voluntarily submitted by participating hospitals and is not representative of all U.S. hospitals.

2014 Hospital SOPS Database Report (Report [PDF file – 2.4 MB]; Appendixes [PDF file – 3.5 MB])—Based on data from 653 U.S. hospitals, the 2014 user database report provides a narrative description of the findings and four appendixes, presenting data by hospital characteristics and respondent characteristics for the database hospitals overall and for 359 trending hospitals overall. The report contains data voluntarily submitted by participating hospitals and is not representative of all U.S. hospitals.

Database reports were also produced in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Page last reviewed March 2018
Page originally created November 2015
Internet Citation: SOPS Hospital Database. Content last reviewed March 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/sops/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/hosp-reports.html