Date of Award
Master of Health Policy and Management (HPM)
Nursing Homes, Patient Safety, Health Care Research and Quality, Muskie School of Public Service, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness
An organization’s patient safety culture has a powerful influence on the behaviors, strategies, and clinical outcomes of healthcare organizations. The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Culture Survey has been deemed an effective tool for assessing patient safety culture and driving improvement initiatives. There has been little done to assess the quality of patient safety culture in long-term care facilities and, specifically, Maine has not collectively established baseline measures of patient safety culture in nursing home. This capstone reviews the implementation process of the AHRQ Patient Safety Culture Survey in five rural nursing facility pilot sites.
Fenner-Koepp, Andrea, "Improving Nursing Home Patient Safety in Maine: A Review of the AHRQ Patient Safety Culture survey Implementation Process" (2012). Muskie School Capstones and Dissertations. 42.