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Release of AHRQ Report of 2020 Survey on Patient Safety Culture Medical Office Database

The AHRQ Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture User Database Report presents results from 1,475 U.S. medical offices. The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and two appendixes, presenting data by medical office characteristics (number of providers, single specialty vs. multispecialty, specialty, primary care specialty, ownership, and region) and respondent characteristics (staff position and tenure in medical office). The report contains data voluntarily submitted by participating medical offices and is not representative of all U.S. medical offices. The survey assesses 10 areas, or composite measures, of patient safety culture: Communication About Error; Organizational Learning; Patient Care Tracking/ Followup; Work Pressure and Pace; Communication Openness; Overall Perceptions of Patient Safety and Quality; Staff Training; Office Processes and Standardization; Owner/Managing Partner/ Leadership Support for Patient Safety; Teamwork.

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