Tools to Measure Safety Culture and Climate in a Healthcare Environment
Many tools have been pioneered and used in other high-risk industries such as aviation, nuclear energy, transportation industries. Rigorously tested patient safety tools used in healthcare include:
- CDC NHWP Health and Safety Climate Survey (INPUTS™)
- Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture – User’s Guide
- Manchester Patient Safety Framework
- Patient Safety Climate in Healthcare Organizations
Patient and worker safety and safety culture often go hand-in-hand and share organizational safety culture as their foundation. Go to The Health Foundation – Evidence scan: Measuring Safety Culture for a complete list along with comparison of tools and measures.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides several documents/questionnaires on their Healthcare website. They include: