AHRQ Releases ASC Patient Safety Culture Survey

May 15, 2015    |   By: Calevir

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has added a new healthcare provider survey to their suite of surveys. The latest release is the ambulatory surgery services (ASC) survey. In general, the AHRQ surveys are designed to measure the culture of an organization. The survey captures opinions and attitudes of staff, while the results of the survey can locate cultural strengths and weaknesses. Often the survey is part of an improvement initiative that involves surveying every 12-18 months in order to gauge improvements over time.

AHRQ defines ASCs as facilities 1) where patients have surgeries, procedures, and treatments and are not expected to need an inpatient stay, and (2) that have been certified and approved to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ ASC program.

Interested in finding out more about the ASC patient safety culture survey? Check out resources on AHRQ’s website.


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