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Search results for "Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)"
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Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; May 2002. AHRQ Publication No. 01-0040c.
This Web site suggests questions that all patients should ask a physician, nurse, and/or pharmacist when they receive a medication prescription.
Famolaro T, Yount ND, Hare R, et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2019. AHRQ Publication No. 19-0033.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality conducts safety culture surveys in a wide variety of clinical settings and makes the results publicly available on a regular basis. This report contains responses to the Community Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture from 331 participating pharmacies, most of which were chain drugstores or pharmacies within integrated health systems. The areas of strength were similar to the 2015 report, with most community pharmacies scoring well for patient counseling and openness of communication regarding unsafe situations. Inadequate staffing and production pressures were the commonly identified barriers to safety. A PSNet perspective explored safety issues in the community pharmacy setting in detail.
Improving Patient Safety in Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Resource List for Users of the AHRQ Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
Rockville, MD; Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research; March 2016.
Famolaro T, Yount N, Sorra J, et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 15-0041-EF.
This survey expands AHRQ's patient safety culture work to the community pharmacy setting. Approximately 1600 pharmacy staff from 255 community pharmacies voluntarily completed the survey between 2013 and 2014. The database is meant to allow for comparison and benchmarking of safety cultures across pharmacies. However, the current response rate represents less than 1% of total community pharmacies in the United States, and more than half of respondents were chain drugstores or integrated health systems. Most community pharmacies scored well for patient counseling and communication openness, while staffing, work pressure, and pace represented the biggest areas for potential improvement. A prior AHRQ WebM&M interview with J. Bryan Sexton explored the relationship between culture and patient safety.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2018.
This survey and accompanying toolkit were developed to collect opinions of community pharmacy staff on the safety culture at their pharmacies. The data collection process for the latest national comparison is now closed.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Jacobson KL, Gazmararian JA, Kripalani S, McMorris KJ, Blake SC, Brach C. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2007. AHRQ Publication No. 07-0051.
This AHRQ-funded publication provides a tool to help organizations identify health literacy issues, as well as methods for implementing an action plan drawn from assessment results.
Journal Article > Study
Medication error in the care of HIV/AIDS patients: electronic surveillance, confirmation, and adverse events.
Delorenze GN, Follansbee SF, Nguyen DP, et al. Med Care. 2005;43(suppl 9):III63-III68.
This AHRQ-funded retrospective study of 5473 patient encounters found that reviewing electronic pharmacy records could help identify preventable medication errors (particularly the use of contraindicated medications) in HIV-infected outpatients.