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AHRQ releases results of safety culture survey
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 2011 User Comparative Database Report has released results based on data from 472,397 respondents in 1,032 hospitals.
In its executive summary, AHRQ emphasizes that "hospitals do not necessarily administer the hospital patient safety culture survey every year. They may administer it on an 18-month, 24-month, or other cycle. Therefore, the comparative database is a 'rolling' indicator."
According to AHRQ, the survey covers twelve components of patient safety culture:
Results will be released annually through at least 2012, according to AHRQ. For more information, go to http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/patientsafetyculture/hospsurvindex.htm