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Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 2017.
Preventing surgical complications including surgical site infections are a worldwide target for improvement. This toolkit builds on the success of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program to initiate change. The tools represent practical strategies that helped members of a large-scale collaborative to identify areas of weakness, design improvements, and track the impact of the interventions.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2008. AHRQ Publication Nos. 080034 (1-4).
The 115 articles freely available in this latest issue of AHRQ's Advances in Patient Safety represent the state of the art in patient safety. Serving as an update and extension to the prior volume, the articles are grouped into four major content areas—assessment, culture and redesign, performance and tools, and technology and medication safety—and are freely available online through the link below.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2005. AHRQ Publication Nos. 050021 (1-4).
With 4 volumes and 140 articles (all of which are freely available through the link below), this expansive collection of literature illustrates the progress made since the 1999 Institute of Medicine's report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. The efforts represent a successful collaboration between the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Defense-Health Affairs in meeting the challenge of improving patient safety knowledge, research, and implementation.
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.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2018.
Patient engagement in the process of care is important to improve safety in primary care. This guide includes case studies and highlights handoffs, teach-back, tools to prepare patients for appointments, and brown-bag medication management as strategies to encourage patients and caregivers to participate in safety.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2016.
Lopreiato JO, Downing D, Gammon W, et al; Terminology & Concepts Working Group. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2016. AHRQ Publication No. 16(17)-0043.
Developed by AHRQ in partnership with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, this dictionary represents an effort to standardize language associated with simulation in order to improve communication about and application of the strategy. The terms in the initial collection will be expanded and revised over time.
Designing and Delivering Whole-Person Transitional Care: Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions.
Boutwell A, Bourgoin A , Maxwell J, DeAngelis K, Genetti S, Savuto M, Snow J. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2016. AHRQ Publication No.16-0047-EF.
This toolkit provides information for hospitals to help reduce preventable readmissions among Medicaid patients. Building on hospital experience with utilizing the materials since 2014, this updated guide explains how to determine root causes for readmissions, evaluate existing interventions, develop a set of improvement strategies, and optimize care transition processes.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2016. AHRQ Publication No. 16-0035-2-EF.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 15-0021.
Simulation has been advocated as a way to enhance safety in health care, including efforts to augment teamwork training and identify risks. This issue brief discusses the role of simulation as an improvement strategy, particularly for use in preparing health care professionals in treating patients with Ebola and other future viral outbreaks. A recent AHRQ WebM&M case study using simulation found that the use of protective equipment for Ebola was inadequate and that it improved with training
Taylor SL, Saliba D. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2012. AHRQ Publication No. 12-0001.
This set of training materials provides techniques to help improve staff monitoring of nursing home residents' conditions to prevent delays and minimize harm.
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.
Dixon BE, Zafar A, for AHRQ National Resource Center for Health IT. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 2009. AHRQ Publication No. 09-0031-EF.
This report summarizes findings from interviews with AHRQ-funded grantees who have implemented computerized provider order entry systems.
Evaluation of the Patient Safety Improvement Corps: Experiences of the First Two Groups of Trainees.
Teleki SS, Damberg CL, Sorbero ME, Fremont A, Bradley L, Farley DO. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation; 2006. ISBN: 9780833039927.
This report shares results from interviews with participants in Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Patient Safety Improvement Corps (PSIC) on their experience with the training and how knowledge from the program has been implemented in the field.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Rockville, MD: 2005.
Part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) consumer education campaign, this booklet provides tips for patients on how to identify and receive quality health care. An audio podcast featuring AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, MD, introduces the resource.
Training of Hospital Staff To Respond to a Mass Casualty Incident. Summary, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment.
Hsu EB, Jenckes MW, Catlett CL, et al. Summary, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 95. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2004. AHRQ Publication Number 04-E015-1.
This report focuses on the effectiveness of hospital disaster drills, computer simulations, and tabletop or similar exercises in training hospital staff to respond to a mass casualty incident (MCI).
Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America's Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes. Updated edition.
Wachter R, Shojania K. New York, NY: Rugged Land; 2005. ISBN: 1590710738.
Wachter and Shojania adapted many of the cases they previously published in the academic literature, some cases previously described in the lay literature (eg, the Duke transplant mix-up and the death of Betsy Lehman at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), and other cases never previously reported to provide a dramatic account of medical errors and the field of patient safety. Dr. Lucian Leape wrote that Internal Bleeding "shows how cognitive psychology and human factors engineering provide the way out by shifting attention from blaming individuals to fixing faulty systems." The book, now in its fourth printing, continues to be a popular choice for anyone with an interest in patient safety.