Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2015.
Ambulatory surgery centers are increasingly being used to provide surgical care. This survey seeks opinions from the field regarding safety culture in the ambulatory surgical center environment. The survey is presented with additional resources to help organizations assess their safety culture, including the results of a pilot program testing the survey and a user's guide.
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