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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Preventing CAUTI in the ICU Setting: Facilitator’s Guide
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTI, are a large problem in health care, accounting for 75 percent of the 560,000 total urinary tract infections that patients develop every year from hospital stays.
Publication Date: October 2015
Publication Number: 15-0073-4-EF
Final Report on 2013 Hospital-Acquired Condition Rate.
Publication Date: October 2015
Publication Number: 16-0006-EF
National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Final Project Report
This Final Project Report, prepared by Mathematica Policy Research, presents an overview of all evaluation products, a synthesis of select findings from the National Evaluation, observations on the grant program itself, and lessons learned in conducting the evaluation.
Publication Date: October 2015
Publication Number: 16-0007-EF
Estimating the Costs of Primary Care Transformation: A Practical Guide and Synthesis Report
This Practical Guide was developed based on the experiences and lessons learned from the 15 AHRQ Estimating Costs grants. Final reports for these grants were reviewed when available. In addition, telephone interviews were conducted with each principal investigator in February and March 2015.
Publication Date: October 2015
Publication Number: 15-0066-3-EF
A Study of the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Lessons From a New York State Community Health Center
This project included 14 FQHCs belonging to the Institute for Family Health network. The majority of the practices had four to eight primary care clinicians, though some two-provider practices and large training sites were also included.
Publication Date: October 2015
Publication Number: 15-0038-13-EF
Pastillas que diluyen la sangre
Blood thinner pills - a guide to using them safely in Spanish.
Publication Date: September 2015
Publication Number: 15-0047-C
Key Lessons from the National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program
This summary, which draws from products produced throughout the evaluation, highlights program objectives, the strategies States used, and the lessons learned. To illustrate some of the lessons learned, this summary also includes short descriptions of selected activities implemented by the CHIPRA quality demonstration States.
Publication Date: September 2015
Publication Number: 15-0071
Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers a free booklet and a video about blood thinner medicines. Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners, a 10-minute video, features easy-to-understand explanations of how blood thinners work and why it's important to take them correctly.
Publication Date: September 2015
Publication Number: 15-0047-C
High-Performance Work Practices in CLABSI Prevention Interventions
This analysis of case studies developed from participants in AHRQ's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) national implementation project describes specific practices and "success factors" for reducing and eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in health care facilities.
Publication Date: August 2015
Publication Number: 15-0044-EF
Population Health: Behavioral and Social Science Insights
This book comprises 23 chapters focused on what we know and what is still to be learned about the effects of various behavioral and social factors on longevity, disability and illness, and quality of life, primarily at the population level.
Publication Date: July 2015
Publication Number: 15-0002

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