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.

Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP)

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 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.