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- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
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Web Resource > Government Resource
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
This Web site supports AHRQ implementation of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 by providing technical assistance and educational materials to Patient Safety Organizations. The site includes updates on the latest definitions and common formats.
Meeting/Conference > Meeting/Conference Proceedings
Hammons T, Piland NF, Small SD, Hatlie MJ, Burstin HR. Englewood, CO: Medical Group Management Association Center for Research; 2001.
This summarizes a multidisciplinary conference (November 30 and December 1, 2000) dedicated to developing a research agenda in ambulatory patient safety. It reviews current knowledge about patient safety and contains information from presentations and discussions of conference participants. Eleven consensus recommendations are provided. The project was supported by grant number R13 HS10106 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Legislation/Regulation > Government Resource
US Department of Health and Human Services; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Federal Register. November 21, 2008;73:70731-70814.
This final rule outlines how to become a Patient Safety Organization (PSO), and supports AHRQ action to receive applications from qualified entities that wish to become PSOs. The interim guidance will remain in effect until January 19, 2009, the official activation date for the final rule.
Journal Article > Commentary
Clancy CM. Am J Med Qual. 2008;23:318-321.
This article explains how AHRQ's Patient Safety Organization (PSO) initiative will help dismantle barriers to sharing data on errors.
Journal Article > Study
Relationship between performance measurement and accreditation: implications for quality of care and patient safety.
Miller MR, Pronovost P, Donithan M, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2005;20:239-252.
This AHRQ-supported study discovered few existing relationships between the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accreditation scores and AHRQ's Inpatient Quality and Patient Safety Indicators (IQIs/PSIs). Given the increasing focus on public reporting of such information to guide consumers in making health care choices, the investigators sought to determine if current reports of accreditation scores reflect more recent and evidence-based IQIs/PSIs. Discussion includes detailed analyses illustrating the relationships, or lack thereof, between the different systems. While many argue that accreditation and performance measurement capture different aspects of quality and safety, this study suggests a need for greater vigilance in defining how and what to measure if the goal is to provide an accurate representation of quality and safety to the public.