Many hospital leaders recognize that without a culture of safety foundation, well-executed process improvement initiatives to reduce hospital-acquired conditions or readmissions, will be limited in their overall impact. Ongoing safety culture development requires expert clinician-on-clinician interaction, a solid infrastructure, evidence-based processes and high-quality data. Survey findings can be used to track changes in patient safety and quality over time and to evaluate the impact of improvement initiatives.
Through the Texas Hospital Association Foundation, hospitals receive assistance in collecting, analyzing and utilizing high-quality data associated with the culture of patient safety. The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture was designed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to help hospitals assess the culture of safety in their institutions. THAF offers hospitals the following services related to the HSOPS:
- Step-by-step implementation plan for rolling out the survey;
- Convenient administration of the HSOPS online, on paper or through direct mailings;
- Data management and collection;
- Instructions and consultations on survey sampling;
- Templates and activities for hospitals to use to increase response rates;
- Robust survey analysis and reporting; and
- Individualized reports for hospitals that offer comparisons to other hospitals that share certain characteristics.
Overview of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
What is the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture? Why should a health care organization conduct a safety culture survey? What are the benefits of working with the Texas Hospital Association Foundation?
Find the answers to these questions from an overview of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.