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Journal Article > Study
Coffey RM, Andrews RM, Moy E. Med Care. 2005;43(suppl 3):I48-I57.
The 2000 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) collected patient safety indicator data from hospitals in 16 states. Data were reviewed to determine whether racial and ethnic differences in events disappear when income is introduced as a factor. The results indicate discrepancies in care for specific populations.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
AHRQ Quality Indicators. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators use hospital admissions data to screen for potential quality lapses on conditions that generally don't require hospitalization if managed effectively at the primary care level.
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs) represent quality measures that make use of a hospital's available administrative data to inform improvement. This Web site provides access to four modules of indicators: prevention, inpatient, pediatric, and patient safety.
Rockville, MD; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 2009. AHRQ Publication No. 09(10)-0084.
This publication highlights AHRQ's patient safety research efforts in the 10 years since the Institute of Medicine report, To Err Is Human, was published.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
In this annual publication, AHRQ reviews the results of the National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report. Providing a 5-year update on the National Quality Strategy, this report highlights that a wide range of quality measures have shown improvement in quality, access, and cost.
Journal Article > Study
Using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators for targeting nursing quality improvement.
Zrelak PA, Utter GH, Sadeghi B, Cuny J, Baron R, Romano PS. J Nurs Care Qual. 2012;27:99-108.
This study describes how AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators may help identify improvement opportunities for nursing care, their documentation practices, and their role in driving system-level changes.