Assessment of the National Patient Safety Initiative: Context and Baseline Evaluation Report 1.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; AHRQ; Farley DO, Morton SC, Damberg CL; Fremont A; Berry SH; Greenberg MD; Sorbero M; Teleki SS; Ricci K; Pollock N.

The authors report on the history of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) involvement in patient safety, recap AHRQ's activities through September 2003, and provide suggestions for future actions. This document is the first of four yearly reports funded by AHRQ to assess their work.