AHRQ Views

Insights on research and evidence to inform sound health policy and clinical care decisions.

AHRQ leaders write blog posts that draw from Agency data and research to explore changes in the U.S. health system. Blog posts examine how AHRQ-supported evidence makes health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.

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2017
8/15/2017
 
The Data Are In: Health Care Quality Continues to Improve, But Disparities Persist
8/07/2017 AHRQ 2.0: Reimagining Our Path to Better and Safer Health Care
7/24/2017 Combatting the Burnout Epidemic
7/21/2017 Improving Antibiotic Use: Helping Health Care Professionals Preserve Life-Saving Treatments for Tomorrow and Beyond
7/11/2017 AHRQ and the National Academy of Medicine: A Shared Enthusiasm for Learning Health Systems
6/27/2017 Next Steps to Improving Diagnostic Safety
6/23/2017 Change and the Road Ahead for AHRQ
6/20/2017 Shining a Spotlight on the Opioid Crisis Through the Power of Data
6/08/2017 Momentum Is Building for Health Systems That "Learn"
5/26/2017 Helping Families Navigate the Challenges of Autism
5/17/2017 Providing The Tools To Improve Women's Health Care
5/09/2017 Embracing the Joy in Nursing
5/03/2017 New Toolkit Extends Proven Safety Measures to Ambulatory Surgery Centers
4/27/2017 Health Datapalooza: That's Our Kind of Party!
4/20/2017 Supporting Internists in Improving Primary Care
4/06/2017 AHRQ Works for Public Health
3/16/2017 Helping Hospitals Improve the Safety of Patients Undergoing Surgery
3/15/2017 Health IT’s Role in Patient Safety, Patient-centered Care, and Learning Health Systems
3/14/2017 Help for Nursing Homes in Fighting HAIs
3/13/2017 AHRQ and NPSF: #UnitedforPatientSafety
2/21/2017 AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW: Putting Heart Health into Practice
1/18/2017 Bringing Moneyball to Medicine
1/12/2017 You’re Invited: Join Our Conversation about Learning Health Care Systems
2016
12/15/2016
 
AHRQ Data Prove What Every Hospital Knows: Opioid Stays Are Going Up
12/12/2016 We're Keeping Score: Reducing Hospital-Acquired Conditions
12/02/2016 AHRQ’s Role in Improving Care for Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions
11/14/2016 Supporting Learning Health Systems
11/01/2016 AHRQ’s Simulation Dictionary: A New Tool To Support Patient Safety Efforts
10/27/2016 It’s Prime Time for Nursing Homes: New AHRQ Antimicrobial Stewardship Guide Available
10/26/2016 AHRQ Quality and Safety Review System
10/25/2016 New System Aims To Improve Patient Safety Monitoring
10/19/2016 Taking Steps To Protect Safety in Ambulatory Care
10/13/2016 World Thrombosis Day: An Ideal Time to Use AHRQ Tools to Help Prevent Blood Clots
10/11/2016 AHRQ Acknowledges 50 Years of Accomplishments by the Nation’s Physician Assistants
10/06/2016 Improving Diagnosis: Patient Safety’s Next Great Frontier
9/30/2016 Working To Prevent and Eliminate MRSA Infections
9/29/2016 Comparing Health Systems: AHRQ’s Signature Effort To Improve Patient Care
9/27/2016 Making Care Transitions Safer: The Pivotal Role of Nurses
9/14/2016 Moving Evidence Into Practice by Innovating Care Delivery
9/07/2016 AHRQ’s Unique Role in Developing Surveys to Measure Patients’ Experience With Their Health Care
9/06/2016 AHRQ Summit to Highlight Challenges, Strategies to Improving Diagnostic Safety
8/22/2016 Create Positive Change—Lead From the Middle
7/26/2016 Emerging Infections: A National Patient Safety Challenge
7/19/2016 Evidence in Action: AHRQ Reports Adding to the Momentum for Evidence-Based Care
6/28/2016 AHRQ Dissemination and Implementation Initiative Demonstrates Ongoing Importance of PCOR
6/24/2016 Preparing for the 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting—And the Future of Health Services Research
5/23/2016 CANDOR and the Importance of Honesty
5/20/2016 Working Together to Tackle Health Care’s "Voltage Drops"
5/19/2016 Health Datapalooza Highlights Key Challenges for Ongoing Research
5/17/2016 Pilot Testing Patient Reporting of Safety Events from the Patient and Family Perspective
5/12/2016 AHRQ Research Advances Shared Decisionmaking Strategies for Ethnic Minority LGBT Populations
5/11/2016 AHRQ Supports Hospitals As They Make Care Safer
5/10/2016 New Decision Aids Support Shared Decisionmaking for Lung Cancer Screening
5/09/2016 AHRQ Leads Efforts to Prevent Nursing Home Pressure Ulcers
5/06/2016 Strengthening AHRQ’s Role in Preventing Medical Errors
5/02/2016 AHRQ Report Shows Gains in Access to and Affordability of Health Insurance
4/18/2016 AHRQ Supports 21st Century Primary Caring
4/08/2016 AHRQ Research Advances New Approaches to Public Reporting
4/05/2016 AHRQ’s Ongoing Contribution to Improving Public Health
3/15/2016 Bridging Efforts to Improve Patient Safety and Public Health
3/14/2016 Making Primary Care Safer with TeamSTEPPS® for Office-Based Care
3/08/2016 New Models Shift Focus to Paying for Quality of Care
2/26/2016 The Patient Safety Landscape: How Patient Safety Organizations Are Leading the Charge To Improve Care
2/25/2016 Leaving AHRQ With Pride in its Successful Efforts to Improve American Health Care
2/22/2016 Mastectomies, Especially Double Mastectomies, On the Rise
2/18/2016 Putting Our Heart into Improving Heart Health
2/09/2016 Can Electronic Health Records Prevent Harm to Patients?
2/01/2016 EvidenceNOW: Helping Primary Care Offices Keep Their Resolutions To Put Evidence Into Practice
1/05/2016 Changes in Work Hours and Employer Insurance Not Borne Out
2015
12/28/2015
 
AHRQ Provides Evidence on Drugs in CMS Dashboard
12/03/2015 Sustained Efforts Continue Drop in National Rate of Hospital-Acquired Conditions
11/20/2015 New AHRQ Database Tracks Hospital Readmission Rates
10/09/2015 U.S. Hospital-Acquired Conditions Drop by 17 Percent Over Three Years: Progress Made; Work Remains
10/02/2015 AHRQ: Making Health Care Safer and Higher Quality for Every American
9/24/2015 New Coalition Broadens Efforts to Reduce Diagnostic Errors
9/23/2015 New Report Outlines Goals and Recommendations to Reduce Diagnostic Errors
9/18/2015 AHRQ Raises Budget Cap for Large Grants
9/11/2015 Opioids Take Increasing Toll on Mothers and Newborns
9/03/2015 Challenges, Promises for Health Care Quality Measurement
8/12/2015 AHRQ Data Show Regional Variations in Employer Health Insurance
7/23/2015 A New Tool to Analyze Hospital Discharge Data
6/16/2015 New AHRQ-funded Centers to Study Health Systems' Efforts to Disseminate PCOR
4/30/2015 Patient Safety Measures and Safety Culture Improving, but Gaps Remain
4/20/2015 New AHRQ Report Shows Patient Safety and Access Improvements, but Disparities Remain
3/17/2015 AHRQ Issue Brief Shows How Simulation Can Help Protect Ebola Patients, Health Care Workers
3/11/2015 Fewer Young Adults Rely on the Emergency Department for Routine Care
2014
12/15/2014
 
AHRQ Data and New Guide Highlight Need To Reduce Medicaid Readmissions
12/02/2014 AHRQ Data Show HAC Rate Continues To Decline
10/20/2014 Measuring Coding Intensity in the Medicare Advantage Program
10/09/2014 AHRQ Data Reveal Wider Impact of Opioid Overuse
8/28/2014 Insurance Coverage Data Creates Baseline for Affordable Care Act's Impact
Internet Citation: AHRQ Views. Content last reviewed March 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/blog/ahrqviews/index.html