SOPS Additional Resources

Action Planning Tool

The Action Planning Tool (PDF Version, 369 KB; Word Version, 112 KB) assists users of the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture to develop an action plan for improving patient safety culture in their organizations.

Data Entry and Analysis Tool

This tool uses Microsoft® Excel® to assist with entering survey data. The tool then creates tables and graphs to display survey results. To request the tool, send an email to: DatabasesOnSafetyCulture@westat.com.

Resource List

These documents contain links to practice resources to improve patient safety culture and patient safety in healthcare organizations.

Research Reference List

The purpose of this research reference list is to provide citations for articles published on the AHRQ safety culture surveys. It includes references on the use of the surveys; psychometric analyses; analyses linking the survey to outcome data; reviews of instruments; and international studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

This document provides answers to a wide range of questions about the SOPS program as well as the specific survey instruments. Users can search the FAQs by topic.

Technical Assistance

SafetyCultureSurveys@westat.com, 1-888-324-9749.

DatabasesOnSafetyCulture@westat.com, 1-888-324-9790.

Page last reviewed February 2019
Page originally created June 2018
Internet Citation: SOPS Additional Resources. Content last reviewed February 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/sops/resources/index.html
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