Quality and Patient Safety Resources
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AHRQ's Healthcare-Associated Infections Program
AHRQ's HAI program funds work to help frontline clinicians and other health care staff prevent HAIs by improving how care is actually delivered to patients.
Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP)
- CUSP Toolkit
- Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative
- Eliminating CLABSI, Companion Guide
- Eliminating CLABSI, Neonatal CLABSI Prevention
- High-Performance Work Practices in CLABSI Prevention Interventions
- CUSP Success Stories
National Action Plans
National Action Plans are developed with expert input to provide a framework for collaboration among Government and non-Government entities toward large goals that have significant impact on the Nation’s health.
Patient and Family Engagement
Whether you see patients at a hospital, primary care office, or other setting, time is often limited and patients and family members who have prioritized their questions or concerns will experience the most meaningful, efficient visits. To help you and your patients get the most out of your time together, AHRQ offers these free resources that you can use with your team and share with your patients.
Patient Safety Measure Tools & Resources
Information about AHRQ efforts to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.
Pharmacy Health Literacy Center
This site provides pharmacists with recently released health literacy tools and other resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
AHRQ's Patient Safety Network (PSNet) features a collection of the latest news and resources on patient safety, innovations and toolkits, opportunities for free CME, and trainings.
Quality Measure Tools & Resources
Quality improvement measurement, tools, and information, including AHRQ Quality Indicators Hospital Toolkit, ambulatory clinical performance measures, and TalkingQuality.
Reducing Hospital-Acquired Conditions
Reducing hospital-acquired conditions is an important patient safety goal, because hospital-acquired conditions cause harm to patients. They are conditions that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.
Surveys on Patient Safety Culture
As part of its goal to support a culture of patient safety and quality improvement in the Nation's health care system, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sponsored the development of patient safety culture assessment tools for hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory outpatient medical offices, community pharmacies, and ambulatory surgery centers.