New AHRQ Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new measurement tool for improving patient safety culture in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). This new survey is designed for ASC staff to provide opinions about the culture of patient safety in their facility and enables them to assess areas of strength and identify areas for improvement as part of their own quality improvement activities.
ASCs are 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.
The survey includes a toolkit with FAQs, survey form (in English and Spanish), survey user’s guide and results from the 2014 Ambulatory Surgery Center Pilot Study.
Download the survey: To download the survey and toolkit materials, go to: Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey.
Subscribe to New Listserv for Updates: To sign up for automatic email updates from AHRQ on this new survey, go tohttps://subscriptions.ahrq.
gov/accounts/USAHRQ/ subscriber/new?, enter your email address, and select Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey under the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture.
If you have any questions, please contact the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture team atSafetyCultureSurveys@westat.
com or 1-888-324-9749.