AHRQ Releases Tips to Improve Survey on Patient Safety Culture Response Rates

May 17, 2012    |   By: Calevir

The AHRQ Survey on Patient Safety (SOPS) is a highly regarded, and frequently used, diagnostic tool for measuring the safety culture within a hospital and/or medical office environment.   Higher survey response rates are known to produce a more accurate depiction of a hospital’s culture resulting in more efficient and effective safety culture action plans, thus improving   patient safety.   Therefore, your survey planning process should include a goal to achieve at least a 60% response rate with opportunities to monitor the responses during the survey cycle.   AHRQ has recently released a short, seven-minute, audio podcast with information to improve SOPS response rates.

Representatives from Riverside Walter Reed Hospital and Memorial Healthcare System share their easy-to-implement and inexpensive tips that resulted in significant increases in survey participation.   Check out the podcast, transcript, tip sheet, and additional AHRQ resources.

The Missouri Center for Patient Safety offers AHRQ Survey on Patient Safety services to assist you with survey planning, distribution, and follow-up at your hospital or medical office.   Our services include response rate monitoring to help you reach your goal.   Contact us today to found out what we offer or visit our website!   The deadline to participate in the July survey round is June 7, so don’t wait!



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