Healthcare-Associated Infections Program
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Supporting HHS' Opioid Initiative
Comparative Health System Performance Initiative
Helping clinicians apply proven methods to prevent HAIs
Translating evidence into practice to improve patient outcomes
Supporting HHS' Opioid Initiative
AHRQ Releases Compendium of U.S. Health Systems, 2016, a publically available database
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AHRQ invests in research and evidence to make health care safer and improve quality.
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AHRQ creates materials to teach and train health care systems and professionals to help them improve care for their patients.
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AHRQ IMPACT CASE STUDIES

AHRQ’s evidence-based tools and resources are used to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care.
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EvidenceNOW is an AHRQ grant initiative dedicated to improving the heart health of millions of Americans.
The nation’s opioid epidemic resulted in a 64% rise in opioid-related hospital stays from 2005-2014.However,hospital rates varied widely by state in 2014,ranging from 404 opioid-related stays per 100,000 people in MD to 73 per 100,000 in IA.The map shows states with the highest and lowest 2014 rates. States with the highest rates include: CT,DC,IL,ME,MD,MA,NY,OH,ORm RI,WA and WV. States with the lowest rates include: AR,GA,HI,IA,KS,LA,NE,OK,SC,SD,TX,and WY.No data were available for AL,AK,DE,ID,MS,or NH.
Statistical portraits of how health care is delivered and paid for in the United States.
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The CUSP Toolkit improves safety culture by integrating safety practices into daily work of a unit or clinical area.
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AHRQ is funding research to better understand how diagnostic errors happen and what can be done to prevent them.

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Jeff Brady, MD, MPH, Director of AHRQ's Center for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, discusses moving toward a safer health care system.
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