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Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2018.
Diagnostic error prevention in primary care is a persistent challenge. This AHRQ-funded toolkit provides guidance for ambulatory care organizations that seek to improve the reliability of diagnosis in children. The material focuses on tactics to enhance how practices recognize, track, and follow up on adolescent depression, pediatric elevated blood pressure, and actionable laboratory results.
Journal Article > Study
Advancing perinatal patient safety through application of safety science principles using health IT.
Webb J, Sorensen A, Sommerness S, Lasater B, Mistry K, Kahwati L. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017;17:176.
AHRQ's Safety Program for Perinatal Care used a multifaceted approach based on the comprehensive unit-based safety program to improve safety culture and perinatal outcomes at 46 hospitals. In this study, investigators conducted structured interviews to evaluate how participating hospitals used health information technology to enable implementation of the program. A variety of uses for health IT were described, including integration of checklists and standardized handoff tools into the electronic health record.
Journal Article > Commentary
Challenges and opportunities from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) research summit on improving diagnosis: a proceedings review.
Henriksen K, Dymek C, Harrison MI, Brady JP, Arnold SB. Diagnosis. 2017;4:57–66.
Diagnostic error gained recognition as a patient safety concern with the publication of the Improving Diagnosis in Health Care report. This commentary reviews insights shared at a conference convened to discuss issues associated with diagnosis, including the need for concrete definitions of diagnostic error, the role of technology in improvement, and organizational factors that contribute to the problem.
Meeting/Conference > Government Resource
Rockville, MD; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: September 28, 2016.
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.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust.
Special or Theme Issue
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Health Care Innovations Exchange. March 12, 2014.
Grant > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 09-P013-4-E.
This announcement highlights projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to reduce incidence of health care–associated infections.