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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EHC Spanish Consumer Guide - Programas conductuales para ayudar a controlar la diabetes tipo 1
Este resumen es para usted si su profesional de atención médica le ha dicho que tiene (o que su hijo tiene) diabetes tipo 1. Este resumen le informará lo que han encontrado los investigadores sobre los programas conductuales para ayudar al control de la diabetes tipo 1. No cubre tratamientos específicos para la diabetes.
Publication Date: July 2017
Publication Number: A1617-EHC005-B
EHC Spanish Consumer Guide- Programas conductuales para ayudar a controlar la diabetes tipo 2
Este resumen es para usted si su profesional de atención médica le ha dicho que tiene diabetes tipo 2. Este resumen le informará lo que han encontrado los investigadores sobre los programas conductuales para ayudar al control de la diabetes tipo 2. No cubre tratamientos específicos para la diabetes.
Publication Date: July 2017
Publication Number: A1617-EHC031-B
Tratamientos no invasivos para el dolor lumbar
Esta información proviene de un informe de investigación financiado por la Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Agencia para la Investigación y la Calidad de la Atención Médica; AHRQ por su sigla en inglés), una agencia del gobierno federal.
Publication Date: July 2017
Publication Number: A1617-EHC004-B
Physician Burnout
Since 2001, AHRQ has been investing in major projects that examine the effects of working conditions on health care professionals’ ability to keep patients safe while providing high-quality care. This research is part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to develop evidence-based information aimed at improving the quality of the U.S. health care system by making care safer for patients and improving working conditions for clinicians.
Publication Date: July 2017
Publication Number: 17-M018-1-EF
2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. These reports to Congress are mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129). Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document.
Publication Date: June 2017
Publication Number: 17-0001
Redesigning Primary Health Care Teams for Population Health and Quality Improvement
Over a 3-year period, Penobscot Community Health Care implemented a primary care transformation initiative that redesigned its care teams and their workflows. Under this “Delegate Model,” Penobscot’ physicians assign tasks that they used to perform to trained care team medical assistants (CTMAs). The goal of delegation was to reduce the physicians’ administrative burden, boost clinic capacity, and better support prevention and chronic disease management. This project summary describes team structure and roles under the Delegate Model, use of standing orders, core responsibilities of CTMAs, costs of training and implementation, and implementation challenges.
Publication Date: June 2017
Publication Number: 17-0032-EF
Module 3 Podcast Transcript—Implementing Strategies and Tools
In Module 3 Podcast Transcript discussion was to implementing strategies and tools.
Publication Date: June 2017
Publication Number: 17-0019-EF
All-Payer Claims Databases Measurement of Care: Systematic Review and Environmental Scan of Current Practices and Evidence
State-and national-level momentum is building to create and maintain all-payer claims databases (APCDs), with increasing interest from multiple stakeholders in improving the value of health care in order to achieve the Triple Aim of better health, better quality, and more efficiency. APCDs are large-scale databases that systematically collect professional, facility, pharmacy, laboratory, and dental claims, as well as eligibility and provider files from private and public payers. AHRQ funded this literature review and environmental scan, which maps an approach to creating an inventory of measures of quality, cost, and utilization of care across settings for potential use with an APCD, noting gaps or current barriers to APCD measurement.
Publication Date: June 2017
Publication Number: 17-0022-2-EF
Module 2 Podcast Transcript—What Does It Mean to Be Engaged?
In Module 2 Podcast Transcript was a discussion among interviewees what does it mean to be engaged?
Publication Date: June 2017
Publication Number: 17-0019-EF
Module 1 Podcast Transcript—Why Senior Leadership Engagement Matters
In Module 1 Podcast transcript a discussion about why senior leadership engagement matters.
Publication Date: June 2017
Publication Number: 17-0019-EF

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