Figure 3. The status of the research scorecard related to patient safety and quality of care improvement

What Role Might Funders of Health Services Research Play?

Figure 3 is a table-style graphic summarizing the current strength of evidence-based research related to factors that influence patient safety and quality of care improvement in the hospital setting. The strength of research in each of the 10 areas is ranked from 1 star (little research has been conducted) to 5 stars (a great deal of research has been conducted).

Source: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ©2004

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Current as of October 2005
Internet Citation: Figure 3. The status of the research scorecard related to patient safety and quality of care improvement: What Role Might Funders of Health Services Research Play?. October 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/hospbuilt/hospenvfig3.html