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Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Special Emphasis Notice. October 25, 2007. Publication No. NOT-HS-08-002.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. June 3, 2009.
This podcast discusses an AHRQ project to design information technology systems that support safe care transitions for elderly patients.
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Improving Your Office Testing Process: A Step by Step Guide for Rapid-Cycle Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2018.
This toolkit provides resources to help augment testing processes in ambulatory care settings, including tools for identifying areas of concern and measuring improvements.
Hochman M, Bourgoin A, Saluja S, et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2019. AHRQ Publication No. 18(19)-0055-EF.
Programs are in place to address hospital discharge process gaps that contribute to readmissions. This report summarizes research on primary care perspectives on reducing readmissions. Interventions identified include automated alerting to primary care providers when patients are hospitalized and the patient-centered medical home model.