Safety Culture Linked to Error Rate, AHRQ Safety Primer

Poorly perceived safety culture has been linked to increased error rates, according to a “Safety Culture” patient safety primer available on AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network (PSNet). The primer identifies key features of organizations committed to a culture of safety, outlines specific measures and introduces a strategy to improve safety culture. One important strategy is performing a Survey on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) to learn staff perceptions of the safety culture. Learn more about the Center for Patient Safety Culture Survey services that can help you get the most value out of your survey process!

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Focusing on Both Deaths and Harm from Medical Errors:

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Cultural Transformation:

A study completed at The Ohio State University, and published in the American Journal of Medical Quality, shows a patient safety cultural transformation after implementation of Crew Resource Management. 

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