AHRQ Resource Links for Nurses

AHRQ Nursing ResearchFeatures relevant information from AHRQ and a subscription mailing list for updates.
AHRQ Web Sitehttp://www.ahrq.govAHRQ's home page with links to all Agency resources.
AHRQ Funding Opportunitieshttp://www.ahrq.gov/funding/index.htmlInformation about current grants, including training, program funding, and policy notices.
AHRQ Quality Assessmenthttp://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/index.htmlHighlights quality resources and many of the quality of care projects resonate closely with nursing practice.
Publications Requesthttp://ahrqpubs.ahrq.govInformation about ordering hard copies of reports and program information. Most are free of charge.
Evidence-based Practice Centershttp://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/Peer-reviewed systematic reviews of scientific evidence on clinical, behavioral, organizational, and financing topics. Reports are helpful to nurse researchers. Nurses may nominate topic for study.
National Guideline Clearinghouse™http://www.guideline.govA comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents useful for practice, research evaluation and interventions, and education programs.
National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™http://www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.govA public repository for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets. Developing a new tool or variable can be much more efficient by using existing measures.
Health Care Innovations Exchangehttp://www.innovations.ahrq.govAims to increase awareness of innovative strategies and activities among health care providers in a timely manner.
AHRQ Web M&M Roundshttp://www.webmm.ahrq.govAn online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality. Features expert analysis of medical errors, interactive learning modules, and forums for online discussion with pertinent application to nursing practice and education programs.
AHRQ Datasets and Surveyshttp://www.ahrq.gov/research/data/index.htmlSeveral large datasets are available for research, including Internet-based reporting tools and electronic subscription lists for updates. Existing datasets are helpful for obtaining preliminary data before initiating a study and for teaching students and practicing data analysis strategies.
Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS)http://meps.ahrq.govAn annual survey of use of specific health services, including cost and insurance data, with four components: household, nursing home, medical provider, and insurance.
Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS®)https://cahps.ahrq.govThis project will measure and publicly report patients' hospital experience, valuable for benchmarking and as a teaching tool.
Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP)http://www.ahrq.gov/research/data/hcup/index.htmlA family of health care databases merging data from State organizations, hospital associations, private data organizations, and the Federal government and representing the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States. Four databases are available: nationwide inpatient, State inpatient, State ambulatory surgery, and kid's inpatient.
Page last reviewed July 2010
Internet Citation: AHRQ Resource Links for Nurses. July 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/resources/nursing/resources/links/index.html