Children's Hospital Safety Climate Questionnaire Featured in Health Care Innovations Exchange

The Children’s Hospital Safety Climate (CHSC) Questionnaire, developed by Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, and team members from the multidisciplinary Family-Centered Rounds Initiative, will be featured in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Care Innovations Exchange. The Health Care Innovations Exchange features practical quality tools that help other health professionals and researchers to assess, promote, and improve the quality of health care. The validated, 14-item CHSC Questionnaire assesses parent perceptions about the safety climate in children’s hospitals, with a focus on handoffs and transitions, communication, and the processes and systems that help to keep care safe. The Family-Centered Rounds Initiative is supported by a 5-year AHRQ R18, for which Dr. Cox is the principal investigator.