Medical Errors and Patient Safety

AHRQ fact sheets about medical errors and patient safety

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.

AHRQ Web M&M

Fact sheet describes Web M&M, a peer-reviewed online journal that uses a case-based approach to educate providers and trainees about patient safety.

30 Safe Practices for Better Health Care

The National Quality Forum, with support from AHRQ, has identified 30 safe practices that evidence shows can work to reduce or prevent adverse events and medical errors.

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.

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.

Ending Health Care-Associated Infections

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 Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections

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

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

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

Improving Patient Safety Through Simulation Research

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