PSOs reduce the incidence of adverse patient events.
Patient surveys on health care experience
Helping to move PCOR evidence into practice


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)'s programs offer practical information to help a variety of health care organizations, providers, and others make care safer in all health care settings.

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AHRQ offers toolkits, recommendations, and other resources for long-term care facilities to improve quality, reduce errors, and increase patient safety.
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MEPS is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
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NCEPCR communicates the evidence from AHRQ's research—and how this evidence can be used to improve health and primary health care—to researchers, primary care professionals, health care decisionmakers, and patients and families.
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The National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports (NHQR/DR) provides a unified Web tool for investigating information presented in the NHQR/DR. It incorporates features from the national reports, State Snapshots, and NHQR/DR query tool. It allows users to drill down from the broadest picture of healthcare quality and disparities on the national and State levels to view detailed analyses of specific measures
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The NQMC is a database and Web site for information on specific evidence-based health care quality measures and measure sets. Its mission is to provide an accessible mechanism for obtaining detailed information on quality measures, and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use in order to inform health care decisions.
The NQMC is a public resource for summaries of evidence-based quality measures and measure sets. NQMC also hosts the HHS Measures Inventory.
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The National Quality Strategy is a national effort to align public- and private-sector stakeholders to achieve better health and health care for all Americans. It was first published in March 2011 as the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care, and is led by AHRQ on behalf of HHS.
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AHRQ's Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Prevention designed to improve long-term care by turning daily documentation into useful information that enhances clinical care planning. On-Time uses electronic medical records to develop weekly reports that identify residents at risk of common adverse events in nursing homes to help clinical staff intervene early.
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AHRQ offers free resources that care providers can use with their teams and share with their patients.
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The AHRQ Patient Safety Network is a national Web-based resource featuring the news and resources on patient safety. AHRQ PSNet also hosts all previous AHRQ WebM&M (Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web) content, including Cases and Commentaries as well as Perspectives on Safety.