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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DVD-TeamSTEPPS Long Term Care Version, DVD
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) TeamSTEPPS 2.0 for Long-Term Care curriculum reflects updates to the original TeamSTEPPS in Long-Term Care curriculum, which was released to the public in 2012. Since then, AHRQ released TeamSTEPPS 2.0, an update to the original curriculum that focuses on hospital-based teams. As a result, AHRQ has sponsored the development of an updated curriculum for use in the long-term care setting.
Publication Date: November 2012
Publication Number: 1213-0004-1
Primary Care Workforce Facts and Stats
To further inform policy discussions around the U.S. primary care workforce, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is producing a set of fact sheets to provide health care policy and decisionmakers with information on the U.S. primary care workforce.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 12-P001-1-EF
The Challenge and Potential for Assuring Quality Health Care for the 21st Century
This report documents some of the existing quality problems in the health care system and identifies current strategies that have proven effective at improving quality outcomes, increasing confidence, and often reducing health care costs. It also underscores why a national effort is needed to improve the quality of health care.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: OM 98-0009
Designing Consumer Reporting Systems for Patient Safety Events
Based on a series of technical expert panel meetings, consumer focus groups, interviews with key stakeholders, and an environment scan and literature review, this project addressed a series of questions about the ideal characteristics of a consumer reporting system, and how such a system could be realistically implemented.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 11-0060-EF
Advances in Patient Safety
Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation describes what federally funded programs have accomplished in understanding medical errors and implementing programs to improve patient safety over the last 5 years. This compendium is sponsored jointly by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Defense (DoD)-Health Affairs.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 05-0021-(1-4)
Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship
Clostridium difficile infection (C. difficile) is a serious public health problem that has recently increased in both incidence and severity. Taking steps to reduce C. difficile is a major health and public health imperative. Antimicrobial stewardship targeted to C. difficile reduction shows promise, because increased rates of C. difficile are associated with inappropriate antibiotic use.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 12-0082-EF
Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients With Limited English Proficiency
This TeamSTEPPS guide was created to help enhance safety for patients with limited English Proficiency.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 12-0041
Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Emergency Department Crowding: A Guide for Hospitals
This guide presents step-by-step instructions that can be used by hospitals in planning and implementing patient flow improvement strategies to ease emergency department crowding.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 11(12)-0094
The AHRQ Informed Consent and Authorization Toolkit for Minimal Risk Research
This toolkit contains information for people responsible for ensuring that potential research subjects are informed in a manner that is consistent with medical ethics and regulatory guidelines.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 09-0089-EF
Guide to Patient and Family Engagement
This report was prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) under contract HHSA 290-200-600019. It presents the results of an environmental scan conducted by AIR to serve as an evidence-based foundation for the development of the Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Enhancing the Quality and Safety of Hospital Care.
Publication Date: September 2012
Publication Number: 12-0042-EF

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