Patient Safety Culture at Bronson Methodist Hospital - Bronson Healthcare

Patient Safety Culture

As part of its goal to support a culture of patient safety and quality improvement in the Nation's health care system, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sponsored the development of patient safety culture assessment tools for hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory outpatient medical offices, community pharmacies, and ambulatory surgery centers. 

Patient safety culture is the extent to which an organization’s culture supports and promotes patient safety. Patient safety culture refers to the beliefs, values, and norms that are shared by health care practitioners and other staff throughout the organization that influence their actions and behaviors. 

Patient safety culture can be measured by determining what is rewarded, supported, expected, and accepted in an organization as it relates to patient safety.

*A higher number is desired. The higher the percentage, the better the result.

2019 Bronson Methodist Hospital results

Administered: April 2019

Bronson Methodist Hospital National Average

Staff will freely speak up if they see something that may negatively affect patient care

78% 79%

When one area in this unit gets really busy, others help out

72% 72%
When a lot of work needs to be done quickly, we work together as a team to get the work done. 86% 88%
We are actively doing things to improve patient safety 83% 84%
Our procedures and systems are good at preventing errors from happening 73% 75%

We are given feedback about changes put into place based on event reports

62% 61%

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