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Safety Culture Survey


The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) has developed a robust administration process that saves you hours of manual work and still provides plenty of opportunities for unique customizations all while adhering to AHRQ requirements for benchmark comparisons. CPS supports the use of all AHRQ patient safety culture surveys because of their global application, cross-survey relevance among different provider groups, and large compare databases. 

AHRQ defines Nursing Homes as:

A nursing home is a facility or a special contained area of a facility that has only licensed nursing home beds and is not an assisted living, community care, or independent living facility.

The AHRQ nursing home survey measures the following dimensions of organizational culture:

  • Communication Openness
  • Compliance With Procedures
  • Feedback and Communication About Incidents
  • Handoffs
  • Management Support for Resident Safety
  • Nonpunitive Response to Mistakes
  • Organizational Learning
  • Overall Perceptions of Resident Safety
  • Staffing
  • Supervisor Expectations and Actions Promoting Resident Safety
  • Teamwork
  • Training and Skills
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In addition, the nursing home survey includes:

  • Two overall rating questions.
  • Seven items about respondent background characteristics.

For more information about the AHRQ Nursing Home SOPS™, visit

When CPS administers the AHRQ Nursing Home SOPS™ to your organization, patient safety experts from health systems and nursing home settings will be assigned to you for post-survey data interpretation support. They are experienced at drawing out the factors that are impacting your culture scores and help you efficiently determine the most valuable next steps. 

Learn how your organization can benefit from a culture evaluation process:


Georgia Hospital Association Members: please contact your association for special pricing.

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