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.
Gelb AW, Morriss WW, Johnson W, et al. Anesth Analg. 2018;126:2047-2055.
Safe anesthesia is a global concern. These standards provide guidance and recommendations for clinicians, administrators, and governments as they review, implement, and manage anesthesia services in a variety of care environments. The standards center on themes related to professional qualification; facilities and equipment; medications and intravenous fluids; monitoring; and anesthesia delivery.
Boesen KAG, Leal S, Sheehan VC, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015;72:237-44.
Following health care reforms, hospitals may now receive lower Medicare reimbursements based on 30-day readmission rates. This commentary describes several successful programs aimed at reducing readmissions and reviews pharmacy engagement in these efforts, including tactics such as improved medication reconciliation and patient counseling.