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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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
Spanish - 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: A16-EHC007-13-B
Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families
Research shows that when patients are engaged in their healthcare, it can lead to measurable improvements in safety and quality. To promote stronger engagement, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a guide to help patients, families, and health professionals in primary care settings work together as partners to improve care.
Publication Date: March 2016
Publication Number: 13-0001
EHC Consumer Guide - Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain
This information comes from a research report that was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a Federal Government agency. Researchers looked at 156 research studies on noninvasive treatments for low back pain. The studies were published before April 2015. Health care professionals, researchers, experts, and the public gave feedback on the report before it was published.
Publication Date: February 2016
Publication Number: A1617-EHC004-A
Chartbook on Health Care for Blacks
This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of Black health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of Black health care. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations.
Publication Date: February 2016
Publication Number: 16-0015-1-EF
Confidential Physician Feedback Reports: Designing for Optimal Impact on Performance
Confidential feedback reporting is widely considered to be a precursor to and a foundation for performance improvement. However, to enable change, the physician responsible for and capable of change must receive, understand, and act on the information. This guide informs developers of feedback reports about evidence-based strategies to consider when developing or refining a feedback reporting system.
Publication Date: February 2016
Publication Number: 16-0017-EF
EHC Consumer Guide - Medicines to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder
Researchers funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a Federal Government research agency, reviewed studies on medicines to treat alcohol dependence and alcohol use disorder published between January 1970 and October 2013. The report included 135 studies and was reviewed by health care professionals, researchers, experts, and the public. You can read the report at www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/alcohol-disorder.
Publication Date: February 2016
Publication Number: A1416-EHC029-A
Action Planning Tool for the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture
This tool was designed primarily for users of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Surveys on Patient Safety Culture. The tool is intended for use after your organization administers the survey and analyzes the results. It provides step-by-step guidance to help survey users develop an action plan to improve patient safety culture.
Publication Date: December 2015
Publication Number: 16-0008-EF
This document provides preliminary estimates for 2014 on hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), indicating a 17 percent decline, from 145 to 121 HACs per 1,000 discharges, from 2010 to 2014. A cumulative total of 2.1 million fewer HACs were experienced by hospital patients in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 relative to the number of HACs that would have occurred if rates had remained steady at the 2010 level. Approximately 87,000 fewer patients died in the hospital as a result of the reduction in HACs, and approximately $19.8 billion in health care costs were saved from 2010 to 2014.
Publication Date: November 2015
Publication Number: 16-0009-EF

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