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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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
Care Management: Implications for Medical Practice, Health Policy, and Health Services Research
This issue brief highlights key strategies to enhance existing or emerging care management programs and summarizes recommendations for decisionmakers in practice and policy, as well as for future research.
Publication Date: April 2015
Publication Number: 15-0018-EF
Care Management: Implications for Medical Practice, Health Policy, and Health Services Research
This issue brief highlights three key strategies to enhance existing or emerging CM programs: (1) identify population(s) with modifiable risks; (2) align CM services to the needs of the population(s); and (3) identify, prepare, and integrate appropriate personnel to deliver the needed services. This brief summarizes recommendations for decisionmakers in practice and policy, as well as for future research.
Publication Date: April 2015
Publication Number: 15-0018-EF
Health Care Simulation to Advance Safety
This issue brief underscores the helpful role simulation can serve in response to the Ebola virus disease, other emergent epidemic challenges, provider and patient safety, and quality of care in general.
Publication Date: February 2015
Publication Number: 15-0021
This document provides preliminary estimates for 2013 on hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), indicating a 17 percent decline, from 145 to 121 HACs per 1,000 discharges, from 2010 to 2013. A cumulative total of 1.3 million fewer HACs were experienced by hospital patients in 2011, 2012, and 2013 relative to the number of HACs that would have occurred if rates had remained steady at the 2010 level.
Publication Date: December 2014
Publication Number: 15-0011-EF

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