AHRQ's fact sheets about quality

AHRQ Quality Indicators Toolkit for Hospitals

This fact sheet provides an overview of the AHRQ Quality Indicators™ Toolkit for Hospitals, an online resource designed to facilitate use of the Patient Safety Indicators and Inpatient Quality Indicators.

Researching Implementation and Change While Improving Quality

This fact sheet describes Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant awards (R18) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, FY 2010, and FY 2011 for demonstration projects focused on the implementation of quality improvement strategies, related organizational changes, and the impact of these strategies and changes.

Research on Obesity and Overweight

Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths and is associated with many significant health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. This document summarizes research on obesity and overweight supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), including current and completed projects, recent findings, and several conferences.

Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (QuIC)

The goal of the Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (QuIC) is to ensure that all Federal agencies that purchase, provide, study, or regulate health care services are working in a coordinated way toward the common goal of improving the quality of care. The QuIC seeks to provide information to help people make choices, to improve the care purchased and delivered by the Government, and to develop the infrastructure needed to improve the health care system.

A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies

Fact sheet describes the 'Closing the Quality Gap' series, which examines literature on the issues surrounding the adoption of improved clinical practices.

Quality Improvement in Primary Care

This fact sheet guides primary care practices to set priorities for areas in which to improve quality and for the work needed to achieve these goals.