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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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
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

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