Commentaries written by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) staff for leading professional journals describe new and ongoing Agency research findings, tools, and resources. Listed below are recent commentaries on AHRQ's work in preventing healthcare-associated infections, understanding the role of the patient-centered medical home and health information technology (IT), and creating a culture of patient safety.


Alleviating "Second Victim" Syndrome: How We Should Handle Patient Harm
Journal of Nursing Care Quality (January/March 2012)

Protocol for All: Smaller Hospitals Can Adopt Proven Strategies for Reducing Central-Line Infections
Modern Healthcare (September 12, 2011)

Turning the Tide: Providers and Patients Win When Health IT Reflects Workflow
Government Health IT (July 7, 2011)

Health Information Technology: Turning the Patient-Centered Medical Home from Concept to Reality
American Journal of Medical Quality (March/April 2011)

Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform: Putting the Patient First
Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (September/October 2010)

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections: Initiating Promising Solutions and Expanding Proven Ones
Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (March/April 2010)

Page last reviewed August 2013
Internet Citation: Commentaries. August 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.