AHRQ Views

Insights on research and evidence to inform sound health policy and clinical care decisions.
AHRQ leaders write blog posts that draw from Agency data and research to explore changes in the U.S. health system. Blog posts examine how AHRQ-supported evidence makes health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.


Date Title
New System Aims To Improve Patient Safety Monitoring
10/19/2016 Taking Steps To Protect Safety in Ambulatory Care
10/13/2016 World Thrombosis Day: An Ideal Time to Use AHRQ Tools to Help Prevent Blood Clots
10/11/2016 AHRQ Acknowledges 50 Years of Accomplishments by the Nation’s Physician Assistants
10/06/2016 Improving Diagnosis: Patient Safety’s Next Great Frontier
9/30/2016 Working To Prevent and Eliminate MRSA Infections
9/29/2016 Comparing Health Systems: AHRQ’s Signature Effort To Improve Patient Care
9/27/2016 Making Care Transitions Safer: The Pivotal Role of Nurses
9/14/2016 Moving Evidence Into Practice by Innovating Care Delivery
9/07/2016 AHRQ’s Unique Role in Developing Surveys to Measure Patients’ Experience With Their Health Care
9/06/2016 AHRQ Summit to Highlight Challenges, Strategies to Improving Diagnostic Safety
8/22/2016 Create Positive Change—Lead From the Middle
7/26/2016 Emerging Infections: A National Patient Safety Challenge
7/19/2016 Evidence in Action: AHRQ Reports Adding to the Momentum for Evidence-Based Care
6/28/2016 AHRQ Dissemination and Implementation Initiative Demonstrates Ongoing Importance of PCOR
6/24/2016 Preparing for the 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting—And the Future of Health Services Research
5/23/2016 CANDOR and the Importance of Honesty
5/20/2016 Working Together to Tackle Health Care’s "Voltage Drops"
5/19/2016 Health Datapalooza Highlights Key Challenges for Ongoing Research
5/17/2016 Pilot Testing Patient Reporting of Safety Events from the Patient and Family Perspective
5/12/2016 AHRQ Research Advances Shared Decisionmaking Strategies for Ethnic Minority LGBT Populations
5/11/2016 AHRQ Supports Hospitals As They Make Care Safer
5/10/2016 New Decision Aids Support Shared Decisionmaking for Lung Cancer Screening
5/09/2016 AHRQ Leads Efforts to Prevent Nursing Home Pressure Ulcers
5/06/2016 Strengthening AHRQ’s Role in Preventing Medical Errors
5/02/2016 AHRQ Report Shows Gains in Access to and Affordability of Health Insurance
4/18/2016 AHRQ Supports 21st Century Primary Caring
4/08/2016 AHRQ Research Advances New Approaches to Public Reporting
4/05/2016 AHRQ’s Ongoing Contribution to Improving Public Health
3/15/2016 Bridging Efforts to Improve Patient Safety and Public Health
3/14/2016 Making Primary Care Safer with TeamSTEPPS® for Office-Based Care
3/08/2016 New Models Shift Focus to Paying for Quality of Care
2/26/2016 The Patient Safety Landscape: How Patient Safety Organizations Are Leading the Charge To Improve Care
2/25/2016 Leaving AHRQ With Pride in its Successful Efforts to Improve American Health Care
2/22/2016 Mastectomies, Especially Double Mastectomies, On the Rise
2/18/2016 Putting Our Heart into Improving Heart Health
2/09/2016 Can Electronic Health Records Prevent Harm to Patients?
2/01/2016 EvidenceNOW: Helping Primary Care Offices Keep Their Resolutions To Put Evidence Into Practice
1/05/2016 Changes in Work Hours and Employer Insurance Not Borne Out
AHRQ Provides Evidence on Drugs in CMS Dashboard
12/03/2015 Sustained Efforts Continue Drop in National Rate of Hospital-Acquired Conditions
11/20/2015 New AHRQ Database Tracks Hospital Readmission Rates
10/09/2015 U.S. Hospital-Acquired Conditions Drop by 17 Percent Over Three Years: Progress Made; Work Remains
10/02/2015 AHRQ: Making Health Care Safer and Higher Quality for Every American
9/24/2015 New Coalition Broadens Efforts to Reduce Diagnostic Errors
9/23/2015 New Report Outlines Goals and Recommendations to Reduce Diagnostic Errors
9/18/2015 AHRQ Raises Budget Cap for Large Grants
9/11/2015 Opioids Take Increasing Toll on Mothers and Newborns
9/03/2015 Challenges, Promises for Health Care Quality Measurement
8/12/2015 AHRQ Data Show Regional Variations in Employer Health Insurance
7/23/2015 A New Tool to Analyze Hospital Discharge Data
6/16/2015 New AHRQ-funded Centers to Study Health Systems' Efforts to Disseminate PCOR
4/30/2015 Patient Safety Measures and Safety Culture Improving, but Gaps Remain
4/20/2015 New AHRQ Report Shows Patient Safety and Access Improvements, but Disparities Remain
3/17/2015 AHRQ Issue Brief Shows How Simulation Can Help Protect Ebola Patients, Health Care Workers
3/11/2015 Fewer Young Adults Rely on the Emergency Department for Routine Care
AHRQ Data and New Guide Highlight Need To Reduce Medicaid Readmissions
12/02/2014 AHRQ Data Show HAC Rate Continues To Decline
10/20/2014 Measuring Coding Intensity in the Medicare Advantage Program
10/09/2014 AHRQ Data Reveal Wider Impact of Opioid Overuse
8/28/2014 Insurance Coverage Data Creates Baseline for Affordable Care Act's Impact
Internet Citation: AHRQ Views. Content last reviewed March 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/blog/ahrqviews/index.html