The AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS™) ask health care providers and other staff in hospitals, medical offices, nursing homes, community pharmacies, and ambulatory surgery centers about their organizational culture’s support for patient safety. Each SOPS survey kit contains survey instruments, instructions on administering the survey, and any supplemental items for those surveys.
- Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
- Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
- Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
- Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
- Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
Why Choose AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture?
Using the SOPS Trademark
When using any of the SOPS surveys, reference the full name "Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS™)" with the trademark symbol (™) to indicate trademark is pending. In the text of written documents (journal articles, press coverage, etc.), spell out the name the first time that it appears, followed by SOPS in parentheses: "Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS™) program." Indicate that this is a program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
If you are administering a patient safety culture survey that is based on a SOPS survey or uses items from a SOPS survey, please refer to the instructions for modifying and naming SOPS surveys in Using the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™.