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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Research Education and Career Development Opportunities
This fact sheet presents general information about the various predoctoral, postdoctoral, and career development opportunities sponsored by AHRQ.
Publication Date: April 2016
Publication Number: 15-M051
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Division of Priority Populations
Fact sheet describes the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Division of Priority Populations.
Publication Date: April 2016
Publication Number: 16-M009-EF
2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy
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. For the first time, this year’s National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and National Quality Strategy Update is a joint effort addressing the progress made against the National Quality Strategy (NQS) priorities at the 5-year anniversary of the Strategy.
Publication Date: April 2016
Publication Number: 16-0015
Chartbook on Healthy Living
This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of healthy living from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of healthy living. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations.
Publication Date: April 2016
Publication Number: 16-0015-3-EF
Lung Cancer Screening:  A Clinician's Checklist
This checklist was developed to help clinicians meet the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) criteria for a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decisionmaking visit. All of the criteria listed below must be met for the screening to be covered as a preventive service benefit under Medicare.
Publication Date: March 2016
Publication Number: 16-EHC007-11
Lung Cancer Screening:  A Summary Guide for Primary Care Clinicians
The study found that people were 16 to 20 percent less likely to die from lung cancer when screened with LDCT, as compared with standard screening chest x-rays. The mortality reduction is equivalent to three lung cancer deaths prevented per 1,000 people screened with three annual LDCT screens over 6.5 years. Previous studies had shown that screening with standard chest x-rays does not reduce the mortality rate from lung cancer. An overall reduction in mortality was also observed (about five in 1,000 fewer total deaths for individuals receiving LDCT rather than a chest x-ray).
Publication Date: March 2016
Publication Number: 16-EHC007-10
Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me? A Decision Aid for People Considering Lung Cancer Screening w/Low-Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screen
If you have smoked for many years, you may want to think about screening (testing) for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). Before deciding, you should think about the possible benefits and harms of lung cancer screening. This decision aid will help prepare you to talk with your health care professional about whether lung cancer screening is right for you.
Publication Date: March 2016
Publication Number: 16-EHC007-12-A
Spanish - Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me?  A Decision Aid for People Considering Lung Cancer Screening w/Low-Dose Computed Tomography
If you have smoked for many years, you may want to think about screening (testing) for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). Before deciding, you should think about the possible benefits and harms of lung cancer screening. This decision aid will help prepare you to talk with your health care professional about whether lung cancer screening is right for you.
Publication Date: March 2016
Publication Number: A16-EHC007-12-B
Chartbook on Patient Safety
This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of patient safety from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of patient safety. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations.
Publication Date: March 2016
Publication Number: 17-0037-EF
Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me?  A Decisionmaking Tool for You and Your Health Care Professional (Encounter Tool)
If you have smoked for many years, you may want to think about lung cancer screening (testing) with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). Before making a decision, you should think about the possible benefits and harms of lung cancer screening.
Publication Date: March 2016
Publication Number: 16-EHC007-13-A

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