Achieving a Culture of Safety

Achieving a Culture of Safety

Poor perceived safety culture has been linked to increased error rates, according to a patient safety primer available on AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network (PSNet). The primer identifies key features of organizations committed to a culture of safety. It also outlines specific measures and introduces a strategy to improve safety culture.

To access the full patient safety primer, titled “Safety Culture,” go to: http://psnet.ahrq.gov/primer.aspx?primerID=5.

To access AHRQ’s patient safety culture surveys, go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/index.html 

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