Medical Errors and Patient Safety

AHRQ fact sheets about medical errors and patient safety

Health Care Simulation to Advance Safety: Responding to Ebola and Other Threats

This issue brief underscores the helpful role simulation can serve in response to the Ebola virus disease, other emergent epidemic challenges, provider and patient safety, and quality of care in general.

Improving Patient Safety Through Simulation Research

This fact sheet summarizes grant awards for simulation research projects funded by AHRQ in FY 2011.

AHRQ Projects to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, Fiscal Year 2011

Description of AHRQ-funded projects to reduce health care-associated infections, including MRSA infections.

AHRQ Projects to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, Fiscal Year 2010

Description of AHRQ-funded projects to reduce health care-associated infections, including MRSA infections.

AHRQ's 2009 Funded Projects to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections

Description of AHRQ-funded projects to reduce health care-associated infections, including MRSA infections.

AHRQ's Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections

Description of AHRQ-funded projects to reduce health care-associated infections, including MRSA infections.

Ending Health Care-Associated Infections

Description of AHRQ-funded projects to reduce health care-associated infections, including MRSA infections.

Impact of Working Conditions on Patient Safety

This fact sheet summarizes AHRQ research initiatives related to how medical errors occur and how they can be addressed in the health care system.

Problems and Prevention: Chest Tube Insertion

An 11-minute DVD, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), uses video excerpts of 50 actual chest tube insertion procedures to illustrate problems that can occur.