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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My Questions for This Visit
Use this card to list the questions you want to ask during your medical visits.
Publication Date: August 2011
Publication Number: 10(11)-0094-1
Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture
The report consists of a narrative description of the findings and four appendixes, presenting data by nursing home characteristics and respondent characteristics for the database nursing homes.
Publication Date: August 2011
Publication Number: 11-0071
Be More Involved in Your Health Care
This short, easy-to-read brochure gives you tips to use before, during, and after your medical appointment to make sure you get the best possible care.
Publication Date: August 2011
Publication Number: 10(11)-0094-A
2011 User Comparative Database Report
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, a tool to help hospitals evaluate how well they had established a culture of safety in their institutions, in 2004. A database was also needed so hospitals and units in hospitals could determine how well they were doing in establishing a culture of safety in comparison to other similar hospitals or hospital units.
Publication Date: March 2011
Publication Number: 11-0030
Cómo cuidarme: Guía para cuando salga del hospital
Cómo cuidarme: Guía para cuando salga del hospital es una guía que los proveedores de atención médica pueden utilizar para ofrecer a los pacientes información útil que necesitan para poder cuidarse por sí mismos, una vez salgan del hospital.
Publication Date: June 2010
Publication Number: 10-0059-C
Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures: A Decision Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives
Selecting quality of care and resource use measures is an important and challenging task for organizations striving to improve the quality of health care in their communities. This Decision Guide is designed to inform readers about the most critical issues to consider when selecting and adopting such performance measures.
Publication Date: May 2010
Publication Number: 09(10)-0073
Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital
Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital is a guide for patients to help them care for themselves when they leave the hospital. The easy-to-read guide can be used by both hospital staff and patients during the discharge process and provides a way for patients to track their medication schedules, upcoming medical appointments, and important phone numbers.
Publication Date: April 2010
Publication Number: 10-0059
Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement
IOM Report on the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.
Publication Date: March 2010
Publication Number: 10-0058-EF
10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals
Medical errors may occur in different health care settings, and those that happen in hospitals can have serious consequences. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which has sponsored hundreds of patient safety research and implementation projects, offers these 10 evidence-based tips to prevent adverse events from occurring in your hospital.
Publication Date: December 2009
Publication Number: 10-M008
Advancing Patient Safety
This document highlights some of the Agency's contributions in advancing patient safety during the past decade.
Publication Date: November 2009
Publication Number: 09(10)-0084


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