Intensive Care Unit (ICU) | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ has research, tools and resources for clinicians, related to intensive care units ( … and Diagnostic Stewardship in Pediatric Intensive Care Units
Universal ICU Decolonization: An Enhanced … Protocol
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Declines in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Save 8,000 Lives and $2.9 Billion in Costs | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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National efforts to improve patient safety showing continued progress
Press … ) show continued progress in improving patient safety, a signal that initiatives led by the Centers for … Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are helping to make care safer. … National efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions, such as adverse drug events and injuries from … “Estimates in the new National Scorecard identify important goals for ongoing efforts to protect patients
Health Systems Research | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
of the opioid epidemic, from improving management of prescription opioids in clinical care to screening … Increasing Access to MAT in Rural Primary Care Practices
AHRQ awarded funds to five Primary Care Medication-Assisted … Primary Care Practices —a cooperative grant program that provides access to MAT to more than 20,000 … , and approaches for managing opioid use and misuse in older adults in primary care settings; to support … Improving quality of postoperative pain care through innovative use of electronic health records.
PatientsLikeMe | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
, and shared decision-making cemented the idea of patient-centered care as a key component in the delivery … of quality health care. … For these patients, access to information about their disease can be a crucial factor in improving patient … side effects like nausea and mood that are not normally captured as numbers in a health record. … Alignment to the National Quality Strategy (NQS):
Ensure that each person and family
National Quality Strategy Stakeholder Toolkit | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
#1—The National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care Provides a Fresh Take on Health Care … The QDR reports on findings in health care quality, access to care, and health care disparities according … organizations at the national, State, and local levels. … Specifically, the National Quality Strategy:
Provides a framework to guide local, State, and national … efforts to measure and improve health and health care quality.
Wind River Reservation | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
for this population means that providers must ensure patients' equal access to care while respecting … services to assist tribal members with or at-risk of diabetes to manage their condition and improve … a barrier to patient awareness and access to these services and resources. … Alignment to the National Quality Strategy (NQS):
These efforts promote:
Effective communication and … Battling Diabetes on Reservations: A Two-Part Look at Coalitions and Culture .
National Implementation Project Reports | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The CUSP toolkit includes training tools to make care safer by improving the foundation of how your physicians … A Companion Guide to the National On the CUSP: Stop BSI Project Final Report . … Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative—A Progress Report on the National On the CUSP … Progress report, dated October 2012, discusses accomplishments and next steps to in the neonatal central … Web site that offers toolkits and information on enrolling in the project to eliminate central line-associated
Disparities | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Healthcare disparities are differences in access to or availability of medical facilities … and services and variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups … AHRQ has reports and data on disparities in health care related to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic … care services and settings. … national and State levels.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ has research, tools and resources for clinicians, related to neonatal intensive care units, which … Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative: Neonatal CLABSI Prevention
Fear, Reflexive … Habits Prompt the Ordering of Blood Cultures
Screening in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reduced Staph … Association of patient acuity and missed nursing care in U.S. neonatal intensive care units. … Learning from wildfire disaster experience in California NICUs.
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Studying HAI Prevention Efforts to Learn From Experience: Methodological Opportunities and Challenges | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
National Efforts to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
Development and Implementation of a Consensus … Department of Health and Human Services. … Department of Health and Human Services. … Services Management and Policy, College of Public Health (ASM); The Ohio State University, Columbus, … Improving patient safety in intensive care units in Michigan. J Crit Care 2008 Jun;23(2):207-21.
SisterLove, Inc. | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
to improve access to those same facets of care necessary to improve health. … per session, take place at a location suggested by the participants to help them to feel secure, comfortable … At the end of the intervention, the staff facilitator leads participants in a card-game activity that … , interactive group intervention efforts can improve health outcomes for African-American women diagnosed … and family are engaged as partners in their care.
Elements of Access to Health Care | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Access to Health Care
Elements of Access to Health Care … Elements of Access to Health Care: Services
Elements of Access to Health Care: Timeliness
Elements … of Access to Health Care: Workforce Capacity
Access to health care means having "the timely … Services : Having a usual source of care is associated with adults receiving recommended screening and … For access measures in this chartbook, a small number of people were covered by both public and private
Patient Safety | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals
A Fresh Look at the Data Shows Patient Safety Improving … Overall, With Improvement Still Needed in Many Areas
A Toolkit for Redesign in Health Care: Final Report … Efforts at Banner Desert To Reduce Drug Errors in E.D. … Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families
Health Care Simulation to … members' "Willingness to engage in your care and safety."
SDOH & Health Systems Research | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
services to create actionable dashboards to support better management of high-risk individuals and populations … To learn more, read the AHRQ Views Blog Empowering Primary Care Using Data and Analytics to Build a Healthier … AHRQ looks at the relationship of SDOH to healthcare access and use, as well as the effectiveness of … This editorial discusses the need to determine if SDOH should be discussed during a primary care visit … recommendations of delivering health literate care to everyone.
Access to Health Care | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
of Access to Health Care: Services
Elements of Access to Health Care: Timeliness
Elements of Access … is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities … strengths and weaknesses in the health care system along three main axes: access to health care, quality … of health care, and priorities of the National Quality Strategy. … health care services and settings.
Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety Network (SPS Network) | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
share best practices that aid hospitals and health care facilities in reducing medical errors and improving … SPS Network uses a secure cloud-based internal Web site to allow easy access and distribution of knowledge … Results
SPS Network’s efforts have resulted in significant improvement in pediatric care in its Network … preventing pressure injuries among the 33 hospitals participating in the Network at that time saw a … Pediatric patient safety in hospitals: a national picture in 2000.
Quality of Care | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Quality of Care
AHRQ has information on the National Quality Strategy, data on health care quality … National Quality Strategy The National Quality Strategy is a national effort to align public- and private-sector … stakeholders to achieve better health and health care for Americans. … The Strategy was developed through a transparent and collaborative process with input from a range of … To align with the National Quality Strategy, stakeholders can use nine levers to align their core business
Determine Whether It Is Necessary To Treat a Potential Infection With Antibiotics | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Nursing Home Antimicrobial Stewardship Guide
About the Guide
Toolkits … To Treat a Potential Infection With Antibiotics
Help Prescribing Clinicians Choose the Right Antibiotic … Educate and Engage Residents and Family Members
Determine Whether It Is Necessary To Treat a Potential … Treat a Potential Infection With Antibiotics. … https://www.ahrq.gov/nhguide/toolkits/determine-whether-to-treat/index.html
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Public Health | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level. … Clinical-Community Linkages
For AHRQ in 2020, an Unforgettable Year of Daunting Challenges and Vital … health care and community settings : a living rapid review. … Vaccine efficacy needed for a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine to prevent or stop an epidemic as the sole … More Research Studies
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GRACE Team Care | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
improve health care quality and outcomes and to decrease health care costs. … Designed as a promising solution to the health and health care challenges faced by low-income seniors … status, decrease excess usage of health care services, and prevent unnecessary long-term nursing home … nursing home and acute care services. … 11
Alignment to the National Quality Strategy (NQS)
These efforts promote: