AHRQ Long-term Care Survey on Patient Safety

The Center for Patient Safety is a national leader in patient safety programs – and that’s ALL we do.

We know how busy you are and we know how important safety is to you… so we’ve made it easier to conduct the AHRQ Survey on Resident Safety Culture at your facility.  

Since its creation in 2005, the  Center for Patient Safety has worked closely with facilities and individuals across the healthcare spectrum to promote and organize the distribution of best practices, develop sharing systems, and coordinate improvements that facilitate the safe care of patients throughout the nation.

From our own experience working closely with many of you, we know just how busy you are! And we also know that safety is a top priority to you and your organization. Our efforts in this offering are simple – to make this important process easier for you.

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Learn about the Center’s survey administration services!

Learn why the Center offers AHRQ Safety Culture Survey services.

Learn more about the ARHQ Safety Culture Survey


The Resident Survey on Patient Safety Culture is an invaluable diagnostic tool that allows you to look beyond the physical impression of your long-term care facility€™s culture. AHRQ’s in-depth study of question formatting, wording, and categorizing has resulted in a highly reliable resource that can provide a detailed analysis of your resident safety culture. The results will provide supporting evidence of positive cultural improvements and locate areas of cultural weaknesses.

The Center for Patient Safety fully supports this diagnostic mechanism and now we offer a plan for you to conduct the survey at your organization with minimal strain on your already limited resources.


We provide you with the capability to conduct the AHRQ Resident Survey on Patient Safety for your entire organization, or just for individual units/departments.  The survey is provided in an online format, allowing your staff to take the survey in an anonymous, convenient, online environment. No more paper, no more data entry, no more hand tabulations!

At the conclusion of the survey period, comprehensive reports will show your areas of improvement or decline, compare your results to national benchmarks, and give you suggestions for next steps and action plans.  Simple.


Find more questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Q:  If I use the Center to conduct my organization€™s survey, will my results still go to AHRQ?

A: YES! With a signed release, we will upload your survey results directly to AHRQ in the appropriate format and provide you with an electronic copy.

Q:  Can the Center conduct the culture survey for our long-term care organization even if we have not participated with the Center in any other projects?

A: YES! We work with healthcare providers across the continuum of care, in states across the nation, on all types of safety projects, including culture assessment.

Q:  If I haven’t used the Center for the culture survey before, can I still get trend information?

A:  YES! Simply send an electronic version of the data from your previous survey in any available format and we will prepare customized reports that include your trending results from survey to survey as well as compare your results to national benchmarks.

Q:  What if I have staff that prefer a paper survey, or that don’t have access to a computer to take the survey online?

A:  The Center can process hard-copy surveys for you.

Q:  I have a limited budget. Is the Center’s pricing reasonable?

A:  YES! We intentionally made the pricing affordable for everyone to encourage participation and promote this valuable assessment tool. Additional discounts are available for the Center’ s PSO Participants.

Q: I am limited on time and staffing resources. How much time is required for me to implement the survey at my facility?

A: We’ve developed a plan that requires minimal resources on your part. We have a few criteria, but in total, only about one hour of pre- and post-survey administrative time is expected.  We provide you with customizable email templates, posters, reminders, and more.  Once the survey period is over, we provide you with detailed reports and next steps.

It’s that easy.

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Or email Alex Christgen or call our office at 888.935.8272.

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Location: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, Resort Parkway, San Antonio, TX