References & Acronyms

AHRQ's Patient Safety Initiative: Building Foundations, Reducing Risk


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16. The Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999, Pub. L. No. 106-129, (Dec. 6, 1999).

17. National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. April 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Available at: Accessed June 17, 2003.

18. The Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force (QuIC). Doing what counts for patient safety: Federal actions to reduce medical errors and their impact. 2000 Feb.

19. Wachter RM, McDonald KM. Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment Number 43 (Prepared by UCSF-Stanford Evidence-Based Practice Center.) AHRQ Publication No. 01-E058. Rockville, MD; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: July 2001. Available at: Accessed December 15, 2003.

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21. The Effect of Health Care Working Conditions on Patient Safety. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment Number 74. (Prepared by Oregon Health and Science University Evidence-based Practice Center.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 2003.

22. Leape LL, Berwick DM, Bates DW. What practices will most improve safety? Evidence-based medicine meets patient safety. JAMA 2002;288(4):501-7.

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24. Safe Practices for Better Health Care. Washington, DC; National Quality Forum: 2003.

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AcronymAgency Name
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
CBERCenter for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
CDRHCenter for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CERTsCenters for Education and Research on Therapeutics
CMSCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CQuIPSCenter for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
DCERPSDeveloping Centers of Excellence in Patient Safety Research
DHHSDepartment of Health and Human Services
DoDDepartment of Defense
FDAFood and Drug Administration
HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
HMOHealth Maintenance Organization
IDSRNIntegrated Delivery System Research Network
IOMInstitute of Medicine
ITInformation Technology
JAMAJournal of the American Medical Association
JCAHOJoint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
M&MMorbidity and Mortality
NASHPNational Academy for State Health Policy
NQFNational Quality Forum
PSICPatient Safety Improvement Corps
PSRCCPatient Safety Research Coordinating Center
PSTFPatient Safety Task Force
QuICQuality Interagency Coordination Task Force
RFARequest for Applications
ULPUser Liaison Program
VADepartment of Veterans Affairs

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Internet Citation: References & Acronyms: AHRQ's Patient Safety Initiative: Building Foundations, Reducing Risk. December 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.