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Table 12. AHRQ Patient Safety Initiative Matrix

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

Major components>Elements

Identifying threats

Identify medical errors and causes of patient injury associated with the delivery of health care

Identifying and evaluating effective practices

Identify, design, test, and evaluate practices that eliminate medical errors and systems-related risks and hazards which compromise patient safety

Educating, disseminating, and implementing to enhance patient safety

Disseminate, educate, and implement patient safety best practices that reduce or prevent patient injury associated with the delivery of health care

Maintaining vigilance

Monitor and evaluate threats to patient safety

Centers of Excellence in Patient Safety Research (3 5-year grants)XXX 
Developing Centers of Excellence in Patient Safety Research (18 3-year grants)X X 
Use of Existing Networks
  • IDSRNs
  • HIV Research Network
  • CERTs

X
X
X


X
X
 


X
X
X

 
Training Grants (6)  X 
AHRQ WebM&MX X 
International CollaborationXX  
Patient Safety Improvement Corps  X 
PSTF's Patient Safety Database NetworkX   
Working Conditions (22 2- to 3-year grants)X X 
Investigator-initiated ResearchXXX 
Raising Awareness
  • Patient Safety Research Dissemination and Education Grants (6 3-year grants)
  • Small Conferences and Workshops
  • User Liaison Program
  

X

X
X

 
Systems-related Best Practices (6 3-year grants) XX 
Clinical Informatics to Promote Patient Safety (11 5-year grants) XX 
Identifying Proven Safe Practices
  • Stanford EPC
  • National Quality Forum
 

 

X
X

 

X
X

 
Safe Practices Implementation Challenge GrantsXXX 
QuIC Error WorkgroupXXX 
Development of Patient Safety MeasuresX   
Evaluation of DoD Team Training X  
Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs)XXXX
Reporting Demonstration Evaluations (16 3-year grants)XXXX

Note: IDSRN=Integrated Delivery System Research Network; CERTs=Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics; EPC=Evidence-based Practice Center; PSIs=Patient Safety Indictors.

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Page last reviewed December 2003
Internet Citation: Table 12. AHRQ Patient Safety Initiative Matrix: AHRQ's Patient Safety Initiative: Building Foundations, Reducing Risk. December 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/pscongrpt/psinitab12.html