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.
This final project report presents an overview of all evaluation products from the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, a synthesis of select findings from the national evaluation, observations on the grant program itself, and lessons learned in conducting the evaluation.
Publication Date: October 2015 Publication Number: 16-0007-EF
This guide was developed based on the experiences and lessons learned from the 15 AHRQ Estimating Costs grants.
Publication Date: October 2015 Publication Number: 15-0066-3-EF
This summary, which draws from products produced throughout the National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, highlights program objectives, the strategies States used, and the lessons learned. This summary also includes short descriptions of selected activities implemented by the CHIPRA quality demonstration States.
Publication Date: September 2015 Publication Number: 15-0071
AHRQ offers a free booklet and a video about blood thinner medicines. Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners, a 10-minute video, features easy-to-understand explanations of how blood thinners work and why it's important to take them correctly.
Publication Date: September 2015 Publication Number: 15-0047-C
This analysis of case studies developed from participants in AHRQ's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) national implementation project describes specific practices and "success factors" for reducing and eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in health care facilities.
Publication Date: August 2015 Publication Number: 15-0044-EF
This issue brief highlights key strategies to enhance existing or emerging care management programs and summarizes recommendations for decisionmakers in practice and policy, as well as for future research.
Publication Date: April 2015 Publication Number: 15-0018-EF
This study snapshot presents lessons learned from a demonstration and evaluation grant to develop and implement a bundled payment program, including health plans, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician organizations, physicians, and technology vendors.
Publication Date: April 2015 Publication Number: 15-0016-2-EF
The Toolkit To Improve Safety for Mechanically Ventilated Patients helps hospitals make care safer for mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care units (ICUs). ICU staff can use the toolkit to apply the proven principles and methods of AHRQ’s Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program to reduce complications for patients on ventilators.
Publication Date: March 2015 Publication Number: 16(17)-0018