Foreword

Asthma Care Quality Improvement: Workbook

Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action and its complementary Resource Guide were developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as learning tools for all State officials who want to improve the quality of health care. In conjunction with the Resource Guide, which uses State-level data on asthma care from the 2004 National Healthcare Quality Report, this Workbook is designed to help States assess the quality of care in their States and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.

The Workbook and its complementary Resource Guide can serve as tools for those who work on quality improvement to use in sharing their expertise, ideas, knowledge, and solutions. The various modules are intended for different users. Senior leaders, for example, may want to focus on making the case for asthma quality improvement, incorporating a State-led framework into their improvement strategy, and taking action; program staff need to provide the measures and data necessary to implement the quality improvement plan. The goal is that everyone work as a team and, thereby, improve the quality of asthma care in their State.

If you have any comments or questions on this Workbook or its complementary Resource Guide, please contact:

Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
540 Gaither Road, Suite 3000
Rockville, MD 20850

Current as of April 2013
Internet Citation: Foreword: Asthma Care Quality Improvement: Workbook. April 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmawkbk/asthmawkbk.html