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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Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients' Needs? Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User's Guide
This pharmacy health literacy tool was designed to capture perspectives of three critical audiences-objective auditors, pharmacy staff, and patients. The three parts of the assessment are complementary and designed to form a comprehensive assessment. Although the assessment was designed to be used in outpatient pharmacies of large, urban, public hospitals that primarily serve a minority population, it can be adapted for use in other pharmacy and non-pharmacy environments.
Publication Date: October 2007
Publication Number: 07-0051
Do You Know the Right Questions to Ask Card
Improving health care quality is a team effort. You can improve your care and the care of your loved ones by taking an active role in your health care.
Publication Date: May 2007
Publication Number: AHRQ0910-M026-C
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action
This workbook is the companion of Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed both resources to help States assess the quality of asthma care and create quality improvement strategies.
Publication Date: April 2006
Publication Number: 06-0012-2
A Toolkit for Redesign in Health Care: Final Report
This toolkit was prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) by Denver Health, a partner in AHRQ's Integrated Delivery System Research Network.
Publication Date: September 2005
Publication Number: 05-0108-EF
Next Steps After Your Diagnosis
This guide offers general advice for people with almost any disease or condition. And it has tips to help you learn more about your specific problem and how it can be treated. The information here is presented in a simple way to help you scan the material and read only what you need right now. Organizations, publications, and other resources are included if you would like to know more.
Publication Date: July 2005
Publication Number: 05-0049
Cinco recomendaciones para recibir una mejor atención médica
La seguridad de pacientes es uno de los desafíos de sanidad más grande de los Estados Unidos. Un informe del Instituto de Medicina (Institute of Medicine) declara que aproximadamente entre 44,000 a 98,000 personas mueren anualmente en hospitales a causa de lapsos en seguridad de los pacientes.
Publication Date: October 2003
Publication Number: 04-M006 (Spanish)
Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks
Primary care practice-based research networks (PBRNs) involve practicing clinicians in asking and answering clinical and organizational questions central to primary health care. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed its PBRN initiative in recognition of this work and its ability to improve the health of all Americans, and the potential of these networks to engage clinicians in quality improvement activities.
Publication Date: June 2001
Publication Number: 01-P020