Health Care Delivery
This document highlights some of the Agency's contributions in advancing patient safety during the past decade.
This four-volume set from AHRQ and the U.S. Department of Defense describes what federally funded programs have accomplished in new patient safety findings, investigative approaches, process analyses, and practical tools for preventing medical errors and harm.
This compendium describes what federally funded programs have accomplished in understanding medical errors and implementing programs to improve patient safety over the last 5 years.
Information on a project to develop recommendations for ideal reporting systems that consumers would use to report their experiences with patient safety events. Patients and their family members are in a unique position to identify gaps in care that may have contributed to adverse events.
This guide provides information and guidance to empower individuals and organizations to develop a community-based advisory council.
Description of AHRQ-funded projects to reduce health care-associated infections, including MRSA infections.
This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to improving the medication reconciliation process.
A synthesis of practical examples on the use of process or design features to prevent medical errors.
This guide assists quality improvement practitioners in improving prevention of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism.
This toolkit presents strategies for comprehensively redesigning and transforming processes of care in a hospital. It includes a discussion of the forces that compel health care systems to embark on redesign or system transformation; a series of steps to be taken in planning for such as redesign or system transformation; and strategies for translating information gathered into proposed projects for implementation.