The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers practical, research-based tools and other resources to help a variety of health care organizations, providers, and others make care safer in all health care settings.
This toolkit provides evidence-based guidance to adult and pediatric health care providers practices to ensure that systems are in place to promote better understanding by patients. The toolkit contains 21 tools, appendices, sample forms, PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, and a Quick Start Guide.
Date Published: April 2010 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital, Long-term Care, Outpatient Surgery
This toolkit helps primary care practices determine and evaluate what accessible and affordable resources exist in their community for patients struggling with obesity and/or prediabetes; establish a productive relationship with community partners and develop a bidirectional referral process that integrates directly into existing patient flow; and enhance engagement strategies with patients.
Date Published: March 2014 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care
This guide presents strategies to design and deliver transitional care to adult Medicaid patients to help reduce hospital readmissions. It provides tools and guidance on who should use them and how.
Date Published: August 2014 Setting of Care: Hospital
This toolkit provides clinicians and researchers instruments, forms and tools for the ambulatory-based medication therapy management model, which focuses on medication reconciliation and assessment and resolution of drug-related problems in the Medicare population.
Date Published: July 2012 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital
This guide presents step-by-step instructions for planning and implementing patient flow improvement strategies to ease emergency department crowding.
Date Published: September 2012 Setting of Care: Hospital
The MATCH toolkit features a step-by-step guide for hospitals to improve medication reconciliation processes as patients move through the health care system.
Date Published: August 2012 Setting of Care: Hospital, Long-term Care, Outpatient Surgery
This toolkit provides materials that explain the concepts, change strategies, tools, and resources to teach residents and improve care for patients with chronic illness in an academic setting. It assists academic health care environments in implementing the Chronic Care Model approach.
Date Published: January 2008 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care
This toolkit includes materials for planning an intervention, identifying a central entity to manage the program, educating medical practices about the program, and communicating with patients.
Date Published: September 2012 Setting of Care: Ambulatory Care, Hospital