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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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
The IHA Bundled Episode Payment and Gainsharing Demonstration
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality awarded Integrated Healthcare Association and the RAND Corporation a demonstration and evaluation grant to develop and implement a bundled payment program, including health plans, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician organizations, physicians, and technology vendors. This study snapshot presents lessons learned from the demonstration.
Publication Date: April 2015
Publication Number: 15-0016-2-EF
Toolkit To Improve Safety for Mechanically Ventilated Patients
The Toolkit To Improve Safety for Mechanically Ventilated Patients helps hospitals make care safer for mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care units (ICUs). ICU staff can use the toolkit to apply the proven principles and methods of AHRQ’s Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to reduce complications for patients on ventilators.
Publication Date: March 2015
Publication Number: 16(17)-0018
Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd Edition
The AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd edition, can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels.
Publication Date: February 2015
Publication Number: 15-0023-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
Toolkit To Improve Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
The Toolkit To Improve Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers helps ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) make care safer for their patients. ASCs can use the toolkit to apply the proven principles and methods of AHRQ's Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to prevent surgical site infections (SSI) and other complications and improve safety culture in their facilities.
Publication Date: December 2014
Publication Number: 16(17)-0019
Improving the Emergency Department Discharge Process
Millions of patients visit hospital emergency departments (EDs) each year for a variety of injuries and ailments. A sizable minority of ED patients returns to the ED frequently and account for a disproportionately large share of overall visits and costs.
Publication Date: December 2014
Publication Number: 14(15)-0067-EF
Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture
The second edition of the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture User Comparative Database Report presents data from 18,968 staff within 263 U.S. nursing homes. The 2014 report provides results that nursing homes can use to compare their patient safety culture to other U.S. nursing homes. The full report contains detailed comparative data for various nursing home characteristics (size and ownership) and respondent characteristics (job titles, work areas, direct patient contact, and shift worked).
Publication Date: November 2014
Publication Number: 15-0004-EF
Implementing a State-Level Quality Improvement Collaborative
This Resource Guide is designed to help State agencies and policymakers, as well as other stakeholders, implement a State-level quality improvement collaborative that addresses a specific clinical concern such as various mental health conditions that affect the Medicaid population.
Publication Date: November 2014
Publication Number: 14(15)-0064-EF

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