New Tools for Ambulatory Patient Safety
AHRQ has published several new ambulatory care patient safety tools and resources in recent months. While much of AHRQ's patient safety work initially focused on hospitals, over time AHRQ’s expanded its patient safety focus beyond acute care to all health care settings.
Community-Acquired Pneumonia Patient Safety Clinical Decision Support Implementation Toolkit, released in January, helps ambulatory care practices (as well as emergency departments) and clinical informatics personnel, implement clinical decision support determine the safest and most appropriate place of treatment for these patients—outpatient, hospital, or ICU.
The recently updated, Improving Your Laboratory Testing Process, is a guide to improve standardization and systemization of laboratory testing processes—where safety issues commonly pop up in primary care practices.
Page originally created March 2018