Measuring Safety Culture in Healthcare

April 7, 2020

In this episode, we're talking about measuring safety culture in healthcare, particularly in light of an updated Culture of Safety Survey released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The changes affect how organizations will be able to use the results of past surveys to track their own growth and how they'll be able to compare results to AHRQ's national database. We'll talk about why and how safety culture should be assessed, some common pitfalls we've seen in helping organizations do an assessment, and strategies for a successful initiative.

ECRI’s Proactive Risk Assessment team works with hospitals, medical offices, ambulatory surgery centers, and nursing homes to develop surveys that not only assess safety culture, but also assess clinical and operational risks.

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