Quality and Patient Safety

quality and patient safety
Tips for preventing medical errors and promoting patient safety, measuring health care quality, consumer assessment of health plans, evaluation software, report tools, and case studies.

AHRQ's Healthcare-Associated Infections Program

Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP)

Partnership for Patients

The Partnership for Patients initiative is a public-private partnership working to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care for all Americans, including resources, measures, and reports on reducing healthcare-associated conditions.

Patient and Family Engagement

Whether you see patients at a hospital, primary care office, or other setting, time is often limited and patients and family members who have prioritized their questions or concerns will experience the most meaningful, efficient visits. To help you and your patients get the most out of your time together, AHRQ offers these free resources that you can use with your team and share with your patients.

Patient Safety Measure Tools & Resources

Information about AHRQ efforts to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.

Pharmacy Health Literacy Center

This site provides pharmacists with recently released health literacy tools and other resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Surveys on 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, and community pharmacies.

Quality Measure Tools & Resources

Quality improvement measurement, tools, and information, including AHRQ Quality Indicators Hospital Toolkit, ambulatory clinical performance measures, the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse, and Talking Quality.