CPS Safety Culture Survey – Look at the Subcultures

March 24, 2015    |   By: Calevir

CPS focuses solely on patient safety, including Just Culture and CUSP training, and therefore, the survey is a clear connection between the services provided by the Center.   These programs positively impact the safety and the quality of healthcare organizations across the country and support a culture that encourages reporting of adverse events.

The Center has administered tens of thousands of culture surveys for hundreds of hospitals, medical offices, home care and nursing homes since 2010, utilizing the Survey on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) measurement and diagnostic tool created by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ).

The greatest differentiator in the service offered by CPS is the comprehensive feedback reports at the unit level.  Each unit within an organization has a subculture (or co-culture) that exists, and while it still contributes to the overall culture, the subculture results can reveal unit-level concerns or best practices.

“We love the Center’s patient safety culture survey feedback reports. The department level reports give a level of granularity we were lacking with previous surveys.”

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