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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The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) and User’s Guide
The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) is a systematic method to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of patient education materials. It is designed as a guide to help determine whether patients will be able to understand and act on information. Separate tools are available for use with print and audiovisual materials.
Publication Date: October 2013
Publication Number: 14-0002-EF
Potential Measures for Clinical-Community Relationships
This supplement to the Clinical Community Relationships Measures Atlas suggests 52 potential measures that could be developed to fill the gaps in existing measurements. The supplement also proposes a core set of 13 measures culled from both the existing measures in the Atlas and the 52 potential measures that have been judged to represent the essential aspects of clinical community relationships for prevention. These measures are suggested for further testing and development with the ultimate aim of increasing the delivery of appropriate clinical preventive services.
Publication Date: October 2013
Publication Number: 14-0008-EF
Understanding the Role of Health Care Facility Design in the Acquisition and Prevention of HAIs
This report summarizes the role of the built environment in the transmission of pathogens and discusses the impact that design features could have in mitigating transmission in health care facilities.
Publication Date: September 2013
Publication Number: 13-0053-EF
Health Assessments in Primary Care
The information in this report is intended to help clinicians, employers, policymakers, and others make informed decisions about the provision of health care services.
Publication Date: September 2013
Publication Number: 13-0061-EF
Eliminating CAUTI: Interim Data Report
This interim data report discusses accomplishments and next steps in the National On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI Project.
Publication Date: September 2013
Publication Number: 13-0071-EF
Clinical-Community Relationships Evaluation Roadmap
The Clinical-Community Relationships Evaluation Roadmap is a resource for future research and evaluation of effective clinical-community resource relationships. The Roadmap will be of use to funders, researchers, and program evaluators interested in primary care. The resource's investigators pose priority questions and recommendations for advancing research and developing clinical-community resource measures, based on an environmental scan of measures, a targeted literature review of research, an assessment of evidence gaps, and input from an expert panel.
Publication Date: July 2013
Publication Number: 13-M015-EF
Environmental Scan of Patient Safety Education and Training Programs
This report presents the results of an environmental scan of existing patient safety education and training programs. It presents data collected and cataloged on 333 current, active, and recurring patient safety education and training programs; a characterization of those programs by various factors, including sponsor, target audience, program objectives, delivery method, duration, and cost; and recommendations for potential future patient safety education and training efforts.
Publication Date: June 2013
Publication Number: 13-0051-EF
Practice Facilitation Handbook
The Practice Facilitator’s Handbook is designed to assist in the training of new practice facilitators as they begin to develop the knowledge and skills needed to support meaningful improvement in primary care practices.
Publication Date: June 2013
Publication Number: 13-0046-EF
Building Quality Improvement Capacity in Primary Care
Decisionmaker Brief: Primary Care Quality Improvement No. 2
Publication Date: April 2013
Publication Number: 13-0044-2-EF
Proactive Risk Assessment of Surgical Site Infection in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality commissioned in August 2010 a study with two primary objectives: using proactive risk assessment, to identify the realm of risk factors associated with surgical site infections resulting from procedures performed at ambulatory surgery centers; and to design an intervention to reduce the likelihood of such infections due the most common risk factors identified by the proactive risk assessment.
Publication Date: April 2013
Publication Number: 12-0045-EF


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