Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture

In 2004, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for providers and other staff to assess the patient safety culture in their hospitals. Since then, hundreds of hospitals across the United States and internationally have implemented the survey.

Hospital Survey Toolkit

Survey Form

  • Hospital Survey—English (PDF, 327 KB; MS Word, 187 KB).
  • Facility version: Replaces the term "hospital" with "facility" (PDF, 301 KB; MS Word, 154 KB).
  • Hospital Survey—Spanish (PDF, 152 KB; MS Word, 116 KB).

Survey Items and Composite Measures

Supplemental Items

Learn more about SOPS-approved supplemental item sets for the Hospital Survey.

Survey User's Guide

The User's Guide discusses issues and major decisions involved in conducting a survey and reporting the results. The Guide includes information on getting started, selecting a sample, determining data collection methods, establishing data collection procedures, conducting a Web-based survey, and preparing and analyzing data, and producing reports.

Additional Resources

The SOPS program offers resources to assist survey users, including an Action Planning Tool, Data Entry and Analysis Tool, resource lists, research reference lists, and frequently asked questions.

Webcasts, Presentations, and Announcements

Learn more about the AHRQ-sponsored webcasts, presentations, and announcements on the SOPS program.

Page last reviewed March 2019
Page originally created July 2013
Internet Citation: Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Content last reviewed March 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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