Health Care Delivery
This fact sheet summarizes AHRQ research initiatives related to how medical errors occur and how they can be addressed in the health care system.
Quality problems are reflected today in the wide variation in use of health care services, the underuse and overuse of some services, and misuse of others. Improving the quality of health care and reducing medical errors are priorities for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Report summarizes some successful approaches to preventing and detecting adverse drug events (ADEs).
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.
Fact sheet describes Patient Safety Challenge Grants awarded by AHRQ to support 13 new practice implementation projects.
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.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has long been committed to systematically studying patient safety in medical practice, funding more than 100 studies since 2001. Brief descriptions of the tools and findings of the research are presented here.
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.
Description of AHRQ-funded projects to reduce health care-associated infections, including MRSA infections.
This fact sheet summarizes grant awards for simulation research projects funded by AHRQ in FY 2011.