National Scorecard: Tracking rates of hospital-acquired conditions
Supporting HHS' Opioid Initiative
Patient Safety: Protecting Patients from Harm
Comparative Health System Performance Initiative
Tracking rates of hospital-acquired conditions
Supporting HHS' Opioid Initiative
Protecting patients from harm
Exploring how health systems develop best practices
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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’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.
Data Resources
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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