Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Evidence-Based Reports

Medication Therapy Management Interventions in Outpatient Settings (November 2014)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Cancer Survivorship Care (March 2014)
Technical Brief

Communication and Dissemination Strategies To Facilitate the Use of Health-Related Evidence (November 2013)
Evidence Report

Asthma Guidelines, Health Care Provider Adherence (May 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices (March 2013)
Evidence Report (has link to Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices)

Closing the Quality Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science (April 2011–February 2013)
   Closing the Quality Gap Series: Overview
   Closing the Quality Gap Series: Summary Report
   Quality Improvement Interventions to Address Health Disparities
   The Patient-Centered Medical Home
   Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy
   Bundled Payment: Effects on Health Care Spending and Quality
   Medication Adherence Interventions: Comparative Effectiveness
   Quality Improvement Measurement of Outcomes for People With Disabilities
   Improving Health Care and Palliative Care for Advanced and Serious Illness
   Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections
   Through the Quality Kaleidoscope: Reflections on the Science and Practice of Improving Health Care Quality

Outpatient Case Management for Adults With Medical Illness and Complex Care Needs (January 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Interventions To Improve Patient Adherence to Hepatitis C Treatment (December 2012)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Health Benefit Design, Consumer-Oriented Strategies for Improving (July 2007)
Technical Review

Care Coordination Strategies for Children With Special Health Care Needs (June 2007)
Technical Review


Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies (August 2004–June 2007)
   A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies
   Diabetes Mellitus Care
   Hypertension Care 
   Antibiotic Prescribing Behavior
   Asthma Care 
   Healthcare-Associated Infections
   Care Coordination

Quality-based Purchasing, Support Strategies (July 2004)
Technical Review

Medicare Expenditures for Physicians' Services (October 2003)
Technical Review

Patient Safety Indicators: Hospital Data (August 2002)
Technical Review

Refinement of the HCUP Quality Indicators (May 2001) (Archived)
Technical Review

Page last reviewed November 2014
Internet Citation: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: Evidence-Based Reports. November 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/evidence-based-reports/services/quality/index.html