AHRQ Safety Program for Surgery.
Approach to Improving SafetySetting of CareClinical AreaTarget AudienceError TypesOrigin/Sponsor
Large-scale collaboratives have achieved success in implementing patient safety improvements. This report describes the work and outcomes of a 3-year surgical safety program funded by AHRQ that involved more than 200 hospitals in the United States. The project employed models and tools to implement surgical site infection prevention strategies. Participants reported substantial reductions of surgical site infections in their facilities.