Chartbook on Patient Safety
According to AHRQ’s new Chartbook on Patient Safety, 54 percent of all healthcare quality measures improved through 2017.
The chartbook, based on data from AHRQ’s 2018 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, is part of the Agency’s ongoing effort to assess the performance of our healthcare system and to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. The report shows that nearly two-thirds of patient safety measures, such as complications of medication and surgical care, improved during 2017. Home health communication was the only setting in which any measure worsened and the only setting where the majority of measures (83 percent) did not change over time.