AHRQ Patient Safety Tools and Resources
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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

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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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Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated With Selected Hospital-Acquired Conditions
This project was funded under contract number HHSP233201500023I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without special permission. Citation of the source is appreciated.
Publication Date: November 2017
Publication Number: 18-0011-EF
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
All-Payer Claims Database Measure Inventory
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is undertaking activities to develop an effective and feasible approach for using all-payer claims databases to advance the goal of improving health care affordability, efficiency, and cost transparency, including developing this inventory of APCD-based measures.
Publication Date: October 2017
Publication Number: 17(18)-0022-3-EF
Compendium of U.S. Health Systems, 2016, Technical Documentation
Compendium of U.S. Health Systems, 2016, Technical Documentation summarizes the approach taken to create the list. AHRQ’s goal is to understand the factors that affect health systems’ use of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and to identify best practices in disseminating and using PCOR.
Publication Date: September 2017
Publication Number: 17-0047-EF
Measurement-Powered Quality Improvement
The AHRQ QI Toolkit is both a general guide to applying improvement methods in a hospital setting and a guide to improving performance specifically using the AHRQ QIs. The toolkit serves as a “how to” for the improvement process—from the first stage of self-assessment through the final stage of ongoing monitoring.
Publication Date: September 2017
Publication Number: 17-0049
EHC Spanish Consumer Guide - Management of Gout
Esta información proviene de un informe de investigación que fue 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. Los investigadores revisaron 154 estudios de investigación acerca del tratamiento de la gota. Son los estudios sobre el tema publicados hasta marzo de 2016. Profesionales de atención médica, investigadores, expertos y público aportaron sus puntos de vista para el informe antes de su publicación.
Publication Date: August 2017
Publication Number: A1617-EHC017-B
Su guía para evitar y tratar la formación de coágulos
Los coágulos son serios. Es importante saber los señales y conseguir tratado enseguida. Esta guía describe maneras de prevenir y de tratar coágulos; síntomas; y efectos secundarios de la medicación así como cuándo ir a la sala de urgencias.
Publication Date: August 2017
Publication Number: 09­-0067-­C

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