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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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AHRQ Author: Kronick R
Patient safety: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s ongoing commitment.
The author, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, highlights AHRQ’s role in producing evidence to make care safer and fostering the use of that evidence. In particular, he discusses the following goals: preventing healthcare-acquired infections; reducing harm associated with obstetrical care in labor and delivery; improving safety and reducing medical liability; and, accelerating patient safety improvement in nursing homes.
Citation: Kronick R . Patient safety: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s ongoing commitment. J Nurs Care Qual. 2014 Jul-Sep;29(3):195-9. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000065..
Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Quality of Care, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Patient Safety
Padula WV, Mishra MK, Makic MB
A framework of quality improvement interventions to implement evidence-based practices for pressure ulcer prevention.
The purpose of this paper is to enhance the learner’s competence with knowledge about a framework of quality improvement (QI) interventions to implement evidence-based practices for pressure ulcer (PrU) prevention. The best-practice framework offers a reference point to initiating a bundle of QI interventions in support of evidence-based practices. Hospitals and clinicians tasked with quality improvement efforts can use this framework to problem-solve PrU prevention and other critical issues.
Citation: Padula WV, Mishra MK, Makic MB . A framework of quality improvement interventions to implement evidence-based practices for pressure ulcer prevention. Adv Skin Wound Care 2014 Jun;27(6):280-4; quiz 85-6. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000450703.87099.5b..
Keywords: Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Evidence-Based Practice, Pressure Ulcers, Guidelines
Wasserman M, Renfrew MR, Green AR
AHRQ Author: Brach C
Identifying and preventing medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency: key findings and tools for the field.
This article describes the development, content, and testing of two new evidence-based AHRQ tools for limited English proficiency (LEP) patient safety in the hospital setting. These tools contain recommendations to improve detection and prevention of medical errors across diverse populations and to improve team communication through incorporating interpreters in the care process.
Citation: Wasserman M, Renfrew MR, Green AR . Identifying and preventing medical errors in patients with limited English proficiency: key findings and tools for the field. J Healthc Qual. 2014 May-Jun;36(3):5-16. doi: 10.1111/jhq.12065..
Keywords: Disparities, Evidence-Based Practice, Patient Safety, Clinician-Patient Communication, TeamSTEPPS