Tools/Toolkit
Measurement Tool/Indicator

Surveys on Patient Safety Culture.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; AHRQ

Culture has been described as a key to establishing high reliability organizations. The National Quality Forum's Safe Practices for Healthcare and the Leapfrog Group both mandate hospitals to regularly assess their safety culture. This AHRQ Web site provides validated safety culture survey tools and user guides health care organizations can use to implement the surveys. Organizations can also use the AHRQ database to compare their Patient Safety Culture Survey results. In addition, reports are available that summarize the benchmarking data across cohorts nationwide. An AHRQ WebM&M perspective discussed how to establish a safety culture.