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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Diabetes Planned Visit Notebook
Tools and lessons from the Academic Chronic Care Collaborative are provided here for adaptation in teaching medical residents and improving care for patients with chronic illnesses.
Publication Date: January 2008
Publication Number: 08-MP085-1
Evaluation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations
The Interagency Working Group on Health Care Quality (IWG) ensures that Federal agencies work in a coordinated way toward the common goal of improving the quality of care.
Publication Date: December 2007
Publication Number: 08-M011-EF
Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation
This report identifies and examines the factors that purchasers and builders of patient self-management support programs should consider when they are deciding on program components. It is based on a literature review and interviews with self-management support experts to identify and evaluate a range of program models and their features. Key findings and recommendations for developing a self-management support program are discussed.
Publication Date: November 2007
Publication Number: 08-0011
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.
Publication Date: October 2007
Publication Number: 07-0051
Strategies To Improve Communication Between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: Training Program for Pharmacy Staff
This training program is designed to introduce pharmacists to the problem of low health literacy in patient populations and to identify the implications of this problem for the delivery of health care services. The program also explains techniques that pharmacy staff members can use to improve communication with patients who may have limited health literacy skills.
Publication Date: October 2007
Publication Number: 07(08)-0051-1-EF
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)


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