SOPS Additional Resources
Action Planning Tool
Review the Action Planning Tool, which assists users of the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS®) to develop an action plan for improving patient safety culture in their organizations.
Data Entry and Analysis Tools
Learn about data entry and analysis tools that use Microsoft® Excel® to assist with entering survey data. The tools create tables and graphs to display survey results. There is a tool for each of the SOPS surveys and supplemental item sets. To request one of the tools, email DatabasesOnSafetyCulture@westat.com and specify which survey tool you would like.
Improvement Resource Lists
Review SOPS resource lists below for SOPS surveys and supplemental item sets. These documents provide a list of references to websites and other publicly available practice resources that you can use to improve patient safety culture and patient safety. While the lists are not exhaustive, they are designed to give initial guidance for users seeking information about patient safety initiatives.
- Resource Lists for SOPS Surveys
- Resource Lists for SOPS Supplemental Item Sets
- Medical Office Diagnostic Safety (PDF, 326 KB)
- Medical Office and Hospital Value and Efficiency (PDF, 897 KB)
- Hospital Health Information Technology Patient Safety (PDF, 2 MB)
- Hospital Workplace Safety (PDF, 652 KB)
Impact Case Studies on the SOPS Surveys
AHRQ’s collection of Impact Case Studies highlights successes of organizations using AHRQ’s evidence-based tools and resources, including the SOPS Surveys. Learn more about these success stories for the SOPS Surveys.
Review the SOPS bibliography, which provides citations for articles published on the SOPS surveys and supplemental item sets. It includes references on the use of the surveys; psychometric analyses; how to improve patient safety culture; analyses linking the survey to outcome data; analyses linking composite measures with site and/or respondent characteristics; reviews of instruments or studies; and international studies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Read answers to a wide range of questions about the SOPS program as well as the specific survey instruments on the Frequently Asked Questions document, which you can search by topic.