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


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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Advances in the Prevention and Control of HAIs
This report presents methodological insights from projects in AHRQ’s Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program. The individual papers presented here were prepared by AHRQ-funded HAI project leaders. The 19 papers included in the report are divided into two sections: Development and Implementation of HAI Prevention Practices (11 papers) and HAI Risk Identification for Quality Improvement (eight papers).
Publication Date: June 2014
Publication Number: 14-0003
Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Comparative results are provided for the items and patient safety culture dimensions on the AHRQ Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture to allow medical offices to compare their survey results against the results from 935 medical offices and 27,103 staff respondents.
Publication Date: June 2014
Publication Number: 14-0032-EF
Care Coordination Measures Atlas Update
The Atlas includes measures of patient and caregiver experiences with care coordination, as well as experiences of health care professionals and health system managers.
Publication Date: June 2014
Publication Number: 14-0037-EF
Quality Improvement in Primary Care
This fact sheet guides primary care practices to set priorities for areas in which to improve quality and for the work needed to achieve these goals.
Publication Date: June 2014
Publication Number: 14-0048-EF
Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-based Resources to Manage Obesity
This toolkit has been developed for primary care practices to manage obesity. It provides tools and concepts that have been informed by the real world of six primary care practices in three rural Oregon communities.
Publication Date: May 2014
Publication Number: 14-0043-EF
Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes:  A User's Guide -Third Edition (2 Volumes)
This User’s Guide is intended to support the design, implementation, analysis, interpretation, and quality evaluation of registries created to increase understanding of patient outcomes. For the purposes of this guide, a patient registry is an organized system that uses observational study methods to collect uniform data (clinical and other) to evaluate specified outcomes for a population defined by a particular disease, condition, or exposure, and that serves one or more predetermined scientific, clinical, or policy purposes.
Publication Date: April 2014
Publication Number: 1314-EHC111
Community Connections: Linking Primary Care Patients to Local Resources for Better Management of Obesity
This toolkit is intended to offer broad ideas based in actual practice experience with the understanding that every practice will need to customize concepts for their own specific needs.
Publication Date: March 2014
Publication Number: 14-0030-EF
2014 User Comparative Database Report
The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and four appendixes, presenting data by hospital characteristics and respondent characteristics for the database hospitals overall and separately for the 359 trending hospitals.
Publication Date: March 2014
Publication Number: 14-0019-EF
Background Report on 2013 Retirement of Measures from the Child Core Set
This report describes the process used by AHRQ's Subcommittee on Quality Measures for Children's Healthcare for Medicaid and CHIP (SNAC) to review and assess measures in the initial core set of health care quality measures for children (child core set) and identify those measures appropriate for retirement.
Publication Date: February 2014
Publication Number: 14-0027-EF
Pocket Guide: TeamSTEPPS
TeamSTEPPS is a teamwork system developed jointly by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve institutional collaboration and communication relating to patient safety.
Publication Date: January 2014
Publication Number: 14-0001-2


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