Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
AHRQ has developed tools that can help organizations build the capacity for change to make health care safer. By understanding patient safety concepts and how team and individual behaviors and attitudes influence safety culture, teams build the foundations for a future of safer care.
AHRQ has developed a wealth of materials focused on a wide range of patient safety risks in specific healthcare settings: acute, long-term, ambulatory, and more.
Quality improvement measurement tools and information, including AHRQ Quality Indicators Hospital Toolkit, ambulatory clinical performance measures, and TalkingQuality.
Collections of professional and academic publications, reports, and National Action Plans.
AHRQ offers free tools to help prioritize concerns and maximize interactions between providers, patients, and families.
AHRQ is the lead Federal agency for patient safety research. Our work helps providers make care safer for patients.
As the Nation's patient safety agency, AHRQ is observing Patient Safety Awareness Week March 8-14 to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals, patients, and families. Join us as we help to bring together and engage healthcare professionals and patients to make care safer.
Evidence-based products and tools provide resources, free continuing education events, and case studies on how our products and tools are being implemented.
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
- Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation
- Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches
- Advancing Patient Safety: A Decade of Evidence, Design, and Implementation
- Consumer Experience
- Family-Centered Rounds Toolkit
- Home Health Care
- Improving Discharge
- Learning Lab Projects
- Measure Tools & Resources
- Medical Liability
- Preventing Readmissions
- Quality & Safety Review System (QSRS)
- Redesign Tool
- VT Guide