Patient safety resources – New from AHRQ

The Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture is an expansion of AHRQ’s Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. The medical office survey is designed to measure the culture of patient safety in medical offices from the perspective of providers and staff. The Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database consists of data from more than 900 medical offices and nearly 24,000 medical office staff respondents who completed the survey.

This comparative database report was developed as a tool for the following purposes:

  • Comparison—To allow medical offices to compare their patient safety culture survey results with other medical offices.
  • Assessment and Learning—To provide data to medical offices to facilitate internal assessment and learning in the patient safety improvement process.
  • Supplemental Information—To provide supplemental information to help medical offices identify their strengths and areas with potential for improvement in patient safety culture.

Access the complete report here.

Engaging Patients and Families in the Quality and Safety of Hospital Care:  Research shows that when patients are engaged in their health care, it can lead to measurable improvements in safety and quality.  To promote stronger engagement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is developing a guide to help patients, families, and health professionals work together as partners to promote improvements in care.

As a first step to develop the patient guide, AHRQ conducted an environmental scan assessing the current literature, tools, and resources available to engage patients and families in their care in the hospital setting.  Read the findings from the environmental scan report here.

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