Quality and Patient Safety
Tips for preventing medical errors and promoting patient safety, measuring health care quality, consumer assessment of health plans, evaluation software, report tools, and case studies.
AHRQ's Healthcare-Associated Infections Program
Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP)
- CUSP Toolkit
- Eliminating CAUTI, Interim Report
- Progress Report 1: Eliminating CLABSI: A National Patient Safety Imperative
- Progress Report 2: Areas for Continued Improvement
- Eliminating CLABSI, A National Patient Safety Imperative
- Eliminating CLABSI, Companion Guide
- Eliminating CLABSI, Neonatal CLABSI Prevention
- High-Performance Work Practices in CLABSI Prevention Interventions
- CUSP Success Stories
Partnership for Patients
The Partnership for Patients initiative is a public-private partnership working to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care for all Americans, including resources, measures, and reports on reducing healthcare-associated conditions.
Patient and Family Engagement
Whether you see patients at a hospital, primary care office, or other setting, time is often limited and patients and family members who have prioritized their questions or concerns will experience the most meaningful, efficient visits. To help you and your patients get the most out of your time together, AHRQ offers these free resources that you can use with your team and share with your patients.
Patient Safety Measure Tools & Resources
Information about AHRQ efforts to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.
Pharmacy Health Literacy Center
This site provides pharmacists with recently released health literacy tools and other resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Surveys on Patient Safety Culture
As part of its goal to support a culture of patient safety and quality improvement in the Nation's health care system, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sponsored the development of patient safety culture assessment tools for hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory outpatient medical offices, community pharmacies, and ambulatory surgery centers.
Quality Measure Tools & Resources
Quality improvement measurement, tools, and information, including AHRQ Quality Indicators Hospital Toolkit, ambulatory clinical performance measures, the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse, and Talking Quality.
- Conferences & Meetings
- Consumer Information
- Research in Action
- Tools & Resources
Internet Citation: Quality and Patient Safety. August 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/index.html
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