Chartbook on Patient Safety

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

This Patient Safety chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). The QDR includes annual reports to Congress mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of patient safety from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of patient safety. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Patient Safety
Summary
Patient Safety Measures
Patient Safety in the Hospital Setting
Patient Safety in the Nursing Home Setting
Patient Safety in the Home Health Setting
Patient Safety in the Ambulatory Setting
Patient Safety Infrastructure
References

Page last reviewed June 2016
Page originally created March 2016
Internet Citation: Chartbook on Patient Safety. Content last reviewed June 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/chartbooks/patientsafety/index.html