The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Rhee C, Phelps E, Meyer B, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42:447-471.
… Commission journal on quality and patient safety … Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf … Catheter–associated urinary tract … safe catheter use. This multipronged approach led to a steep reduction in CAUTI at the end of the 3-year project …
Despite the perceived value of publicly available quality and safety data, concerns have been raised about their effectiveness. Reviewing the evidence on existing patient safety measures, this commentary explores the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information reported. The authors suggest that clinicians and health care consumers be involved in designing metrics and collecting data to improve public reporting systems.