Every entity seeking to be a PSO must certify to AHRQ
that it has policies and procedures in place to perform the eight patient safety activities specified in the PSR.
has made progress listing 65 PSOs as of July 2009.
Health Care Innovations Exchange allows patients and clinicians to search for innovative solutions to challenges, learn about the development of an innovation, network with innovators, and contribute ideas for innovation to the website.
contracted for a program evaluation of its patient safety initiative to help it strengthen the initiative as it progressed--a form of continuous quality improvement on a national scale.
This study highlights one of AHRQ
's most important missions: to collect and analyze, scientific evidence that will help patients, policymakers, and clinicians make the best possible decisions," said AHRQ
Director Carolyn M Clancy, M.
The annual State Snapshots compiled and released by AHRQ
is based on data drawn from more than 30 sources, including government surveys, healthcare facilities and healthcare organizations.
Another limitation noted in the AHRQ
report was the wide variability in the types of garlic preparations used by study subjects.
published a comprehensive review of current strategies for improving patient safety and reducing medical error.
To order more copies of this fact sheet or other PPIP material for patients, clinicians, or office systems, call the AHRQ
Aetna's commitment to this initiative will help us make better use of patient centered research by helping to transfer knowledge to doctors in their network," said AHRQ
Director Carolyn Clancy, M.
This toolkit is a significant medical and public health advance that will prevent suffering for many patients and reduce the need for them to take antibiotics," said AHRQ
Director Richard Kronick, Ph.
The campaign, funded by AHRQ
, used the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, or CUSP, to prevent more than 2,000 central-line bloodstream infections and saved more than 500 lives.