AHRQ Patient Safety Tools and Resources
AHRQ's tools help staff in multiple settings prevent avoidable complications of care.
Glucose Control Factsheet
Factsheet on glucose control and the prevention of surgical site infections
Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated With Selected Hospital-Acquired Conditions
Estimating the additional hospital inpatient cost and mortality associated with selected hospital-acquired conditions

Publications

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)'s publications 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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2018 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
Each year since 2003, AHRQ has produced the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. This report to Congress is mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129).
Publication Date: September 2019
Publication Number: 19-0070-EF
AHRQ Publishing and Communications Guidelines
The AHRQ Publishing and Communications Guidelines provide the standards for AHRQ products developed in-house and by contractors and provide an overview of communication support.
Publication Date: June 2019
Publication Number: 17-0015-EF
Chartbook on Patient Safety
This Patient Safety chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). The QDR includes annual reports to Congress mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of patient safety from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of patient safety. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations.
Publication Date: October 2018
Publication Number: 18(19)-0033-4-EF
2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
Each year since 2003, AHRQ has produced the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. These reports to Congress are mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129).
Publication Date: September 2018
Publication Number: 18-0033-1-EF
Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated With Selected Hospital-Acquired Conditions
This report presents findings from a literature review of empirical research on additional cost and excess mortality for 10 healthcare-acquired conditions (HACs). Estimated added costs across all HACs ranged from $600 to $48,000 per case, while excess mortality estimates ranged from 5 deaths per 1,000 cases to 150 deaths per 1,000 cases. These values will assist Federal efforts to track progress on improving patient safety and eliminating HACs.AHRQ.
Publication Date: November 2017
Publication Number: 18-0011-EF
Toolkit To Promote Safe Surgery
The Toolkit To Promote Safe Surgery helps perioperative and surgical units in hospitals identify opportunities to improve care and safety practices and implement evidence-based interventions to prevent surgical site infections. For a toolkit that focuses on ambulatory surgery centers, access the AHRQ Toolkit To Improve Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers.
Publication Date: November 2017
Publication Number: 16(18)-0004
Spanish Consumer Guide - Manejo del Insomnio / Management of Insomnia Disorder: A Review of the Research for Adults
El insomnio es una condición de larga duración en la que una persona tiene dificultad para dormir. Todos tenemos dificultad para dormir de vez en cuando. Sin embargo, en las personas con insomnio, los problemas para dormir ocurren por lo menos 3 noches por semana durante un mínimo de 3 meses.
Publication Date: October 2017
Publication Number: A1518-EHC027-B
Spanish - EHC Consumer Guide - Acidos Grasos Omega-3 y la Enfermedad Cardiovascular/ Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease
Tal vez haya oído que los ácidos grasos omega-3 (de ciertos alimentos y suplementos dietéticos) son buenos para su corazón. Este resumen le explicará lo que han encontrado los investigadores acerca de los ácidos grasos omega-3 y la enfermedad cardiovascular (enfermedad que afecta al corazón y los vasos sanguíneos).
Publication Date: October 2017
Publication Number: A1718-EHC010-B
Spanish - EHC Consumer Guide - Tratamiento y Prevencion de Infecciones por C-Difficile/Treating and Preventing C. difficile Infections
Esta información proviene de un informe de investigación financiado por la Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Agencia para la Investigación y Calidad de la Atención Médica; AHRQ, por su sigla en inglés), una agencia del gobierno federal. Para escribir el informe, los investigadores revisaron 56 artículos de investigación científica que informaban sobre estudios para prevenir y tratar la CDI. Son estudios que se publicaron hasta abril de 2015. Profesionales de atención médica, investigadores, expertos y el público brindaron opiniones y sugerencias sobre el informe antes de su publicación.
Publication Date: October 2017
Publication Number: A1618-EHC012-B
2017 CAHPS Health Plan Survey Chartbook
The 2017 CAHPS Health Plan Survey Chartbook summarizes what consumers have to say in a standardized survey about their experiences with their health plans and medical care.
Publication Date: October 2017
Publication Number: 18-0003-EF

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