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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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
Stories of Success: Using CUSP To Improve Safety
This action guide contains the stories of four hospitals that have applied a patient safety model called the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, or CUSP, to dramatically reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and other health care-associated infections (HAIs).
Publication Date: April 2013
Publication Number: 13-0043-EF
Creating Capacity for Improvement in Primary Care
Decisionmaker Brief: Primary Care Quality Improvement No. 1
Publication Date: April 2013
Publication Number: 13-0044-1-EF
Making Health Care Safer II
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), through its Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs), sponsors the development of evidence reports and technology assessments to assist public- and private-sector organizations in their efforts to improve the quality of health care in the United States. The reports and assessments provide organizations with comprehensive, science-based information on common, costly medical conditions and new health care technologies.
Publication Date: March 2013
Publication Number: 13-E001-1-EF
Making Health Care Safer II: Executive Summary
The goal of this project was to conduct a systematic literature review evaluating the evidence for a large number of patient safety practices.
Publication Date: March 2013
Publication Number: 13-E001-EF
Clinical-Community Relationships Measures (CCRM) Atlas
This Clinical Community Relationships Measures Atlas provides a list of existing measures for assessing the structures, processes, and outcomes associated with clinical-community relationships for prevention. The measures are organized according to a framework that includes the relationships between clinicians, patients, and community resources.
Publication Date: March 2013
Publication Number: 13-0334-EF
Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative: Final Report Companion Guide
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded a national effort to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in U.S. hospitals by implementing a Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). The final report summarizes the progress that was made during the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project , a unique partnership with the Health Research & Educational Trust, the Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group, and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association's Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality.
Publication Date: January 2013
Publication Number: 12(13)-0087-1-EF
Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative: Neonatal CLABSI Prevention
CLABSI is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality for infants in NICUs because of these patients have immature immune systems.
Publication Date: January 2013
Publication Number: 13-0013-EF

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