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Toolkit for Reducing CAUTI in Hospitals
EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care
Strategies and tools to enhance performance and patient safety
Using CUSP concepts to improve safety culture
Advancing heart health in primary care
Webinars and research briefs on advanced approaches to planning, executing, analyzing, and reporting delivery system research.
Findings from a set of 10 grants on improving delivery systems and on spreading evidence-based practices through delivery systems; recommendations and methods for advancing delivery system research.
Examples of research, resources, and tools on system design developed with support from AHRQ.
The Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of health care quality that use readily available hospital inpatient administrative data. AHRQ develops Quality Indicators to provide health care decisionmakers with tools to assess their data.
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.
Information about AHRQ efforts to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.
This site provides pharmacists with recently released health literacy tools and other resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
This interim data report discusses accomplishments and next steps in the National On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI Project.
Clinical information on evidence-based practice, medical effectiveness, pharmaceutical therapy, screenings, preventive services, and outcomes research
Comparative effectiveness reviews about long-term care
AHRQ provides free continuing education events in the areas of comparative effectiveness, quality and patient safety, and prevention/care management as well as through our annual conferences. These continuing education opportunities are described here.
Quality improvement measurement, tools, and information, including AHRQ Quality Indicators Hospital Toolkit, ambulatory clinical performance measures, and Talking Quality.
AHRQ offers several curriculum tools that health care professionals can use to make care safer and improve their communication and teamwork skills. Information on these tools is provided here.
Surveys on Patient Safety Culture
TalkingQuality is a comprehensive guide to producing comparative information on health care quality that's understandable and useful to consumers
This action guide contains the stories of four hospitals that have applied a patient safety model called the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, or CUSP, to dramatically reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and other health care-associated infections (HAIs).
AHRQ’s Prevention/Care Management Portfolio works to improve the delivery of primary care services in order to meet Americans’ needs for high quality, safe, effective, and efficient clinical prevention and chronic disease care.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded a national effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in U.S. hospitals by implementing a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). This final report summarizes the progress that was made during the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project , a unique partnership with the Health Research & Educational Trust, the Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group, and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded a national effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in U.S. hospitals by implementing a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). The final report summarizes the progress that was made during the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project , a unique partnership with the Health Research & Educational Trust, the Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group, and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality. This companion guide provides supporting documentation for the final report.
Since August 2011, 100 neonatal intensive care units in nine States have participated in a national, neonatal central line-associated bloodstream infection (NCLABSI) reduction project as part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded national effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in U.S. hospitals by implementing a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). CLABSI is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality for infants in NICUs because of these patients have immature immune systems. This Progress Report on the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project , Neonatal CLABSI Prevention provides an overview of the project's accomplishments to date and discusses the project's next steps.
Reducing hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) is the goal of the Partnership for Patients, a public-private partnership that includes AHRQ, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and others working to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care. HACs cause harm to patients. They are conditions that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.
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